“Wonalancet, Weeks & the White Mountains”

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 10 AM, 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 – 7 PM, 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.