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Weeks State Park Summer Program: NH Cemeteries & Gravestones
July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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