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Weeks Act

“Wonalancet, Weeks & the White Mountains”

Webmaster's note: See the November 2011 issue of the WODC Newsletter
for additional information about the Weeks Act and the 2011 Celebrations.

Celebrate the Weeks Act Centennial by exploring the history of Wonalancet as it was 100 years ago. The Wonalancet Out Door Club and the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire invite you to visit the beautiful village of Wonalancet on Sunday, August 7, 2011  for a community-wide event that includes hikes, talks, home tours, music and art. 

Programs begin with a service in the historic, nondenominational Wonalancet Union Chapel at 10AM, followed by presentations on the culture and lifestyle of Wonalancet in 1911, displays in local barns of Wonalancet artwork and historic photographs, a hike into The Bowl to see the forest that the Weeks Act protected from clear cutting, and a short guided hike with an opportunity to picnic atop Mt. Katherine and savor the view. Bring your own picnic lunch for the hikes.

In the afternoon several historic homes, including Wonalancet Farm, will be open for tours.  The celebration will end with Wonalancet 1911 style of gathering and entertainment from 5 – 7PM, including music, songs, and perhaps some of Kate Sleeper's charades.  Light foods will be available at various sites during the home tours and the concluding gathering.

 Join any part of the celebration or make a day of it. “Wonalancet, Weeks & the White Mountains” is part of “Eight Days of Weeks: The White Mountains Cultural Festival,” a regional celebration of nature and culture coordinated by the Arts Alliance and partners all around the White Mountain National Forest in honor of the Weeks Centennial.  For additional information, visit www.wodc.org or www.aannh.org/8daysofweeks You can also send email to info2@wodc.org or call 323-7113.

WODC was founded in 1892 to provide and care for paths, trails and other facilities for persons visiting the White Mountains; regarding these lands, to promote their conservation and the enforcement of the laws regarding their conservation and use, to promote communication between their owners and the public on these issues, and to promote discussion and education on all these matters .:


The WODC actively pursues these goals through many activities including:


Maintenance of 52 miles of hiking trails


Restoration and reconstruction of deteriorated trails


Assisting private landowners that host local hiking trails


Publication of the WODC Newsletter


Publication of the Map and Guide to the Sandwich Range Wilderness


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