Weeks State Park Summer Program: Black Bear Behavior

Black Bear Behavior

Ben Kilham’s firsthand experience raising cubs and observing black bears, illustrated with photos Ben has taken of bears doing what he says they are doing.

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

 

Weeks State Park Summer Program: Peregrine Falcon & Live Animals

Earth Heroes

A Peregrine Falcon and live animal friends from the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness come to visit, in a program led by expert naturalists. The live animal programs are always a hit; come early and bring the kids!

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

Weeks State Park Summer Program: NH Cemeteries & Gravestones

New Hampshire Cemeteries and Gravestones

Rubbings, photographs and slides illustrate the rich variety of gravestones to be found in one’s own neighborhoods, but they also tell long-forgotten stories of such historical events as the Great Awakening, the Throat Distemper epidemic, and the American Revolution. Find out more about these deeply personal works of art and the craftsmen who carved them with Glenn Knoblock, and learn how to read the stone “pages” that give insight into the vast genealogical book of New Hampshire. A NH 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

Weeks State Park Summer Program: The Connected Farm Buildings of NE

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

Weeks State Park Summer Program: Bobcats!

Join Will Staats as he presents a program on bobcats, the secretive and fascinating wild felines, whose presence in the state has been a success story in New Hampshire in recent years.

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

International Migratory Bird Day at Weeks State Park

This morning guided bird hike with the Weeks State Park Association begins at 7 am at the parking area along the auto road to the summit of Mount Prospect at Weeks State Park in Lancaster, NH. We will walk up the auto road slowly looking for a variety of recent arrivals of warblers, flycatchers and vireos. We will walk approximately three miles on the park auto road. At 11 am we will regroup and drive over to the boat launch on Martin Meadow Pond to look for loons, eagles and osprey.

For more detailed information contact David Govatski at [email protected]

Weeks State Park Presents: From Rags to Wood — Evolution of Paper Making in New England

A local history of paper making, starting with Crane Paper Company in western Mass., which built its mills utilizing rags from NYC, and the transition to wood pulp in the latter half of the 19th century, culminating in the largest pulp/paper mills in the eastern United States – Brown Company. Dr. Linda Upham-Bornstein is a teaching lecturer at PSU; the region’s rich history, heritage and culture were the impetus for her pursuit of a Ph.D. in United States history at UNH. Dr. Upham-Bornstein works on northern New Hampshire history and heritage projects in her position as the History, Heritage and Culture Coordinator for the Center for Rural Partnerships.

Weeks State Park summer programs are held on Thursdays at 7pm in the Summit Lodge’s Great Room. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.

Weeks State Park Presents: Lucy Crawford — A Living History Presentation

Lucy Crawford’s 1845 History of the White Mountains was the first book published about the White Mountains, a chronicle of the Crawford family’s 50-year effort to introduce the visiting public to the wonders and beauty of the area. Dijit Taylor’s living history portrayal of Lucy Crawford evokes the early days of mountain exploration and trail building with associated disasters, birth and death, love and betrayal, and day-to-day life. Dijit was inspired to create the character of Lucy Crawford both by Lucy’s own book and by time spent at AMC’s Mizpah Spring Hut when her daughters were on the crew.

Weeks State Park summer programs are held on Thursdays at 7pm in the Summit Lodge’s Great Room. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.

Weeks State Park Presents: Coming Soon: The Cougar Comes to the East

Once flatly dismissed as an impossibility, scientists have now documented cougars not only being seen in eastern North America, some are attempting to recolonize their former habitats. This program is a magnificently illustrated introduction to cougar biology and ecology in the broad diversity of habitats from Alberta to the Arizona/Mexico border. Throughout North America, Susan C. Morse of Keeping Track is highly regarded as an expert in natural history and tracking, with more than 40 years of experience monitoring wildlife and interpreting wildlife habitat use. Her research has focused on cougar, bobcat, black bear and Canada lynx.

Weeks State Park summer programs are held on Thursdays at 7pm in the Summit Lodge’s Great Room. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.

Weeks State Park Presents: Revealing the Long Hidden Black Heritage in NH

Slavery & the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire is the newest addition by author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne, where she reveals incredible facts and stories of Amos Fortune, Harriet Wilson, and slavery in New Hampshire. New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity, but the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Creating a statewide antislavery movement, abolitionists, along with freed slaves, assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Includes stories of President George Washington’s runaway slave, and of Dartmouth College (founded to educate Native Americans, but built and maintained by slave labor).

Weeks State Park summer programs are held on Thursdays at 7pm in the Summit Lodge’s Great Room. Attendance is free and the public is invited to all programs. Call for confirmation of dates and topics.