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The Visitor's
Guide to the
Weeks Brick House
& Gardens

Just in time for the Annual Meeting is the publication of The Vistor's Guide to the Weeks Brick House & Gardens by board member R.W. Bacon. The book includes local history and family context, farmstead history, photos, garden plan, trail map, and a self-guided exterior architectural tour of our tenant-occupied 1710 brick house. For information about the book and how you can order your copy, simply click here.

Register NOW
for our
40th Anniversary
Annual Meeting
Sept. 19 & 20, 2015

You can register NOW for our Annual Meeting on Sept. 19 & 20, 2015 --- the 40th anniversary of Weeks descendants joining together to save the 1710 house and 33-acre farmstead from development.

WBH joins
the 21st century:
We're on Facebook!

Visit us on Facebook and feel even more of the cozy warmth and camaraderie of online togetherness! Seriously, it's another way for our Weeks Brick House community near-and-far to stay up-to-date, involved, and conversant (literally!) with our latest news, activities, and initiatives.

Newsletter archive
is now online

Now you can read complete past issues of News of the Weeks Brick House & Gardens at our newsletter archive. Because this quality newsletter is a member benefit, there is a one-year holdback on posting the newsletters. Read more about this on our Newsletter Archive page. Better yet, to receive our current newsletter, join WBH on our Membership Page!

Audio Tour
of WBH Trails

Our new audio tour was posted here in September 2012, so now those carrying the latest-and-greatest portable Internet devices can walk our trails guided by an informative audio presentation. Go straight to the WBH Trails Audio Tour here, or read more about it on our WBH Trails page.

Dedicate a brick
on our walkway

Honor your family with an inscribed brick on our memorial walkway. Pay tribute to a family member --- and support WBH&G. See our Order Form.

Join us!

Become a member of WBH! Join us in our effort to make WBH a valuable asset to the local and regional community. Weeks descendants across the U.S. are members, as well as local residents, garden enthusiasts, history buffs, and trail-walkers. Visit our
Membership Page!

Visit our
Online Gift Shop!

Our online Gift Shop is always open, and accepts credit card and Paypal payments ! Browse the selection of publications and gift items at our Donate & Shop Page.

Welcome to the Weeks Brick House

The Weeks Brick House, built in 1710 by Samuel Weeks (1670-1746), is among the earliest brick houses in New England --- and may be the oldest made of bricks fired on the site. The farmstead established in 1656 by Leonard Weeks (1633-1707) remained in the family for over 300 years. Today the 33-acre farmstead includes conservation land laced with hiking trails for public enjoyment. The Weeks Brick House & Gardens is among the select affiliate members of Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional preservation organization in the U.S.

Annual Meeting Weekend Sept. 19 & 20, 2015

Register NOW for the 2015 Annual Meeting Sept. 19-20, 2015. This is a BIG one! The 2015 season marks the 40th anniversary of Weeks family descendants joining together to save the 1710 Weeks Brick House and farmstead from development --- a bold preservation triumph of the highest order. Click this link for a complete Annual Meeting Schedule and Registration Form. You'll enjoy tours of the house, gardens, and trails; and you'll get to walk in the very footsteps of your Weeks family ancestors. Join us for our Saturday afternoon Great Bay gundalow cruise, then sip wine in the gardens while bidding up the spectacluar selection of items available at our silent auction fund-raiser.

As we prepare for our September celebration, we still seek memories of early efforts and meetings, and any photos of gatherings in the earlier years of our organization. Contact the Weeks Brick House at P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840, 603-436-8147, or by email at Of course, we also seek the presence of all Weeks family descendants and friends or preservation to celebrate those early efforts that saved the house and farmstead for present and future generations. Mark your calendar now and plan to join us on September 19-20, 2015.

A historic house ... with a colonial garden ...

In 1975 the house and acreage was purchased by an organization of both descendants and preservation-minded individuals interested in the future of the distinctive structure. Early initiatives included securing recognition on the National Register of Historic Places, and planting an authentic colonial-era "housewife's garden" designed by garden historian Ann Leighton (Isadore Smith).

... and a conservation area ... with trails ...

In 1992 a conservation easement was conveyed to the Town of Greenland and the State of New Hampshire, preserving in perpetuity 31 acres of meadow and woodland behind the 3-acre lot of the Weeks Brick House. In 2001 trails were officially opened for public recreational use.

... and a New Hampshire historic site
on the National Register of Historic Places

In the future, the Weeks Brick House seeks to be more than just an impressive but silent 300-year-old icon. We welcome your ideas and involvement as we seek to identify the best ways this property can serve the community as a historical/educational resource.

While the primary mission of the organization is preservation of the 36'x22' house (...with its massive 18"-thick brick walls), there is also an educational component, which will be guided by a museum-standard interpretation plan. In preparation, archaeological studies have been undertaken to learn as much as possible about the farmstead through the centuries.

Each year in late summer, descendants of early settler Leonard Weeks, as well as interested members of the Greenland community, gather at the Weeks Brick House for an annual meeting --- to walk in ancestral footsteps, absorb the latest findings in local history, and discuss the future of the house and property.

We welcome you to explore our web site
to learn more about the Weeks Brick House.

Click on our BLUE links ... you'll really go places!