This week (Oct.31-Nov. 4), there are five Following Atticus book discussions at locations throughout the valley (see schedule). All are welcome at any of these events.
At the Madison Library on Thursday, November 3 at 7 pm, One Book One Valley’s project humanist, Marcia Schmidt Blaine, will give a talk on “Saving the Mountains: New Hampshire and the Creation of the National Forests,” a look at the history of the mountains and trails that we all enjoy today.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that created the eastern national forests. New Hampshire’s White Mountains played a leading role in events leading to the act. Focusing on Concord’s Joseph B. Walker and the Forest Society’s Philip Ayres, Marcia Schmidt Blaine will explore the relationship between our mountains and the individuals who worked to protect them in this New Hampshire Humanities Council program.