Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England
Through architecture unique to northern New England, this illustrated talk focuses on several case studies that show how farmers converted typical separate house and barns into connected farmsteads. Thomas Hubka’s research demonstrates that average farmers were, in fact, motivated by competition with farmers in other regions of America, who had better soils and growing seasons and fewer rocks to clear. The connected farmstead organization, housing equal parts mixed-farming and home-industry, was one of the collective responses to the competitive threat. New Hampshire Humanities Council program, free and open to the public.
The free summer evening programs are held in the Great Room at the Summit Lodge on Thursdays at 7 pm. The public is invited to all programs.
Set at the very top of Mt. Prospect in Lancaster, the John Wingate Weeks Historic Site’s house and grounds provide a 360-degree panorama of mountain splendor, including the Presidential Range of the White Mountains, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the Kilkenny Range, the Percy Peaks, and the upper Connecticut River Valley. Come early and bring a picnic, or climb the Fire Tower for one of the best views north of the notches. Last museum tour at 4 pm.
Wednesday-Sunday, through September 9, 10am-5pm; Friday-Sunday, September 7-October 7 (also open Labor Day & Columbus Day)
More info: (603) 788-4004