Mount Washington Observatory Weeks Lecture Series

July 6th, 2011 by Melissa

The Mount Washington Observatory’s Weather Discovery Center in North Conway will host a summer lecture series for six weeks in a row in July and August. This free lecture series focuses on the significance of the Weeks Act and its impact on the past, present and future of our national forests. This free series will be held at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway on six successive Tuesday nights in July and August.  All programs begin at 7pm.  The schedule is as follows:

July 12
Rebecca Weeks Sherrill More, Adjunct Assistant Professor of History, Brown University
The Impact of North Country Community and Collaboration in the Weeks Act of 1911

July 19
Tom Wagner, Supervisor, White Mountain National Forest
100 Years of Public Land Management

July 26
Mark Okrant, Professor of Tourism Management, Director of the Institute for New Hampshire Studies, Plymouth State University
Two Centuries of Tourism in the White Mountains: A Region Comes Full Circle

August 2
David Govatski, U.S. Forest Service, retired; Board of Directors,
The Weeks Act and the Creation of the White Mountain National Forest

August 9
Linda Upham-Bornstein, Graduate Adjunct Faculty, Plymouth State University
Working Forests: From Market Revolution to Industrialization

August 16
Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Associate Professor of History, Plymouth State University
Saving the Mountains: Joseph B. Walker, Phillip Ayers, and the Weeks Act of 1911

For more information please visit the Mount Washington Observatory’s site:

Weeks State Park Association Free Summer Programs

June 28th, 2011 by Melissa

The Weeks State Park Association’s Evening Program Series is underway, featuring several presentations which specifically pertain to the Weeks Act.

On July 28, Dave Govatski will present on the Weeks Act & Creation of the White Mountain National Forest.  Dave will also speak about the The Weeks Act Legacy Trail on August 18, and will lead a Weeks Act Legacy Trail Field Trip on Saturday, August 20.  Rebecca Weeks and Sherrill More will discuss the Impact of Lancaster, NH on The Weeks Act of 1911 on August 25.

Many additional programs are scheduled; please view a complete listing of the summer schedule.

All programs are held at the Summit Lodge on Thursdays at 7 PM, unless otherwise noted.  Call the Park (788-4004) for confirmation of dates and topics.

Weeks State Park is located about 2 miles south of Lancaster, NH on Route 3.  Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs.  Come early and enjoy the scenic park drive and views.