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Donate & Shop! Help secure the future of the Weeks Brick House!

Below you will find information about how you can donate to the Weeks Brick House & Gardens, how you can order an inscribed brick for placement in our Memorial Brick Walkway, how you can purchase our publications, ... and if you keep scrolling down, you'll be able to browse our "Gift Shop" to buy an assortment of Weeks Brick House related items. Buy, buy, buy! You'll stimulate the economy and support the Weeks Brick House at the same time. It's the American way! And now PayPal makes it easier than ever!

If you will be ordering by mail and paying by check, print out the handy order form here. Make sure to fill it out completely and send it with your check to: Weeks Brick House & Gardens, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840. If you will be ordering online and paying by credit card or through your PayPal account, use the printed order form as a handy worksheet for calculating your purchases, as our tiny "Gift Shop" uses no "shopping cart" software like the online mega-stores. Happy shopping!

Make a donation ...

Leonard Weeks and Descendants in America, Inc., the organization charged with the care & maintenance of the Weeks Brick House, is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation that depends heavily on the financial support of members and friends to responsibly maintain and preserve the 1710 Weeks Brick House.

We have one paid part-time office administrator. Our annual meeting events, educational sessions, colonial garden, consultation with preservation specialists, publications, ... and this web site ... are all planned and carried out by volunteers. Since 1975 volunteer board members have served with energy and commitment --- and made the tough financial and preservation decisions. (See our Membership Page for some organizational history, milestones since 1975, and our mission statement.)

Family associations are often perceived as closed and elitist, but not at the Weeks Brick House. Our valued membership includes loyal Weeks family descendants near-and-far, across New England and the U.S., but a connection to the Weeks family is certainly not a requirement for membership --- or donations. In fact, at present our board is a blend of community members, history & preservation enthusiasts, and museum professionals --- as well as Weeks descendants.

Therefore, whether you are a Weeks descendant far from the ancestral homeland, a preservation advocate, or an interested neighbor, you can be sure your tax-deductible donation will be appreciated and used wisely to ensure the Weeks Brick House and Gardens remains a family and community asset for generations to come. Of imminent need are funds for chimney repair. (See our House Page for the latest news on preservation & maintenance of the Weeks Brick House.)

Donations in any amount --- payable to "The Weeks Brick House" --- may be sent to:
The Weeks Brick House and Gardens, P.O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840

... Or simply click on the "Donate" button,
and make your donation by credit card
or through your personal PayPal account.


The Memorial Brick Walkway Project

Now you can memorialize, celebrate,
or honor your family member
with a custom-engraved brick
on our Memorial Brick Walkway

In late fall 2009 a new brick walkway was added at the rear approach to the Weeks Brick House. Not only is it an improvement to safety and aesthetics, but it also provides a new way to pay lasting tribute to Weeks family ancestors and longtime supporters of the Weeks Brick House & Gardens --- The Memorial Brick Walkway Project. Now you can memorialize, honor, dedicate, or show appreciation to ancestors, family members, or special friends by ordering a custom-engraved brick for placement in the walkway of the Weeks Brick House & Gardens --- the original family homestead on the National Register of Historic Places.

We have endeavored to keep the cost-per-brick modest enough so that one can recognize multiple individuals --- the cost is just $100 per brick, which includes preparation, engraving, and placement. For complete information, see our Brick Inscription Order Form. Just print and complete the form with your inscription, return it to us with your check, and your inscribed brick will be installed after the next round of engraving in time for the next annual meeting.


Purchase our Publications ...

Three-and-a-Half
Centuries in Greenland:
The Weeks Brick House Farm
of Greenland, N.H.

by Neill DePaoli, Ph.D.

In September 2003 archaeologist Neill DePaoli, Ph.D., completed this historical study of the Weeks Farmstead in preparation for subsequent archaeological investigations on the property. It stands as the most comprehensive compilation of Weeks Farmstead history, and includes ownership and farm use, archaeological recommendations, photos, maps, probate inventories, and sources (65 endnotes). In time for the 2010 Tercentennial Meeting, the book was professionally redesigned for easier reading of the scholarly content, with recent photos rendered in color, existing maps & graphic sharpened for clarity, and an all-new cover. This "must-have" publication for Weeks family descendants is available for $25 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Neill DePaoli Book"
and $25 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Gardening with Colonial Plants:
Their History, Uses, & Culture

by Katharine C. "Kitty" Weeks
(illustrated by Marnie W. White)

Katharine C. "Kitty" Weeks, the co-creator --- along with garden historian Ann Leighton (Isadore Smith) --- of the gardens at the Weeks Brick House, is the author of Gardening With New England Colonial Plants: Their History, Uses, & Culture. (1993). Kitty has been an avid gardener for most of her adult life. She has worked on a variety of gardens, including herb and wildflower gardens in New England and tropical gardens in southern Florida. She is a member of several horticultural societies, including the Herb Society of America, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and the New England Wildflower Society. Gardening With Colonial Plants is her third publication on gardening. Copies of this book are available for $20 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Kitty Weeks Book"
and the $20 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


The Weeks Brick House & Garden
by Ann Leighton

In this 8-page booklet, garden historian, author, and designer Ann Leighton (Isadore Smith) presents her fine summary of the Weeks Brick House, and explains the premise of the early 18th-century housewife's garden at the east end of the house. First published by the Weeks Brick House in 1977, the booklet includes information about the varieties of fruits and vegetables planted in our gardens; information on medicinal plants and household aids; and family recipes. This booklet is available for $10 postpaid. Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter
"Ann Leighton Booklet,"
the $10 postpaid cost,
and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


The Weeks Brick House Cookbook
by Various Weeks Family Contributors

The Weeks Brick House Cookbook, originally published in 1991, is packed with 232 recipes contributed by Weeks family members throughout the United States. Within its fully-indexed 116 pages are sections on appetizers & beverages; soups, salads, & vegetables; main dishes & casseroles; breads & rolls; pies, pastries, & desserts; cakes, cookies, & candy; and "this & that." The Weeks Brick House Cookbook is available for only $10 postpaid. Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now",
enter "Cookbook,"
the $10 postpaid cost,
and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Early American Gardens:
"For Meate or Medicine"

by Ann Leighton (Isadore Smith)

Early American Gardens, published in 1970, was the first of three authoritative volumes of garden history by Ann Leighton (Isadore Smith, 1902-1985), the renowned garden historian, scholar, author, designer, and landscape architect who, with Kitty Weeks, designed the colonial-themed gardens at the Weeks Brick House in 1977. The 464-page masterwork of garden history was reissued in this paperback edition by University of Massachusetts Press in 1986. Concentrating on the gardens of the early settlers of New England, this volume deals with gardeners as well as the plants they depended upon for household aids, flavorings, drinks, and medicines. The well-illustrated, thorough, and scholarly volume is a book for history buffs as well as avid and inquisitive gardeners. The author also wrote American Gardens in the Eighteenth Century: For Use or For Delight (544 pgs.), published in 1976, and American Gardens in the Nineteenth Century and After: For Comfort and Affluence (424 pgs.), published posthumously in 1987. Isadore Smith neatly summed up the staying power of her subject matter in a brief book-jacket teaser: "While buildings may decay and crumble, the plants of every age are still with us and need only to be collected and replanted to speak for the time and its people." Early American Gardens is available for $33 postpaid. Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Early American Gardens"
and the $33 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Cut & Assemble
a New England Farmhouse

by Edmund V. Gillon, Jr.

This authentic 26"-long model recreates a classic New England "connected" farmhouse. The main house connects to "little house," containing kitchen and woodshed, which connects to "back house," a work and storage area, which connects to the barn. The model also includes a grape arbor, privy, well house, fence, and gates. The easy-to-follow diagrams and complete step-by-step instructions make it easy to assemble this time-honored example of New England rural architecture --- an example that closely resembles the structures once connected to the Weeks Brick House. This fun activity book is available for only $10 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Farmhouse Activity Book"
and the $10 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Browse our Gift Shop:
Keep on scrolling ... and keep on shopping!

Keep on scrolling below to discover the variety of items in the Weeks Brick House Gift Shop. From a tiny ornament to an attention-getting poster, there is something of interest for every friend of the Weeks Brick House & Gardens.

If you will by ordering by mail and paying by check, print out the handy order form here. Make sure to fill it out completely and send it with your check to: Weeks Brick House & Gardens, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840. If you will be ordering online and paying by credit card or through your PayPal account, use the printed order form as a handy worksheet for calculating your purchases, as our tiny "Gift Shop" uses no "shopping cart" software like the online mega-stores. Happy shopping!


Weeks Brick House Postcards
(pack of five)

Buy several pack so you can give pictures of the ancestral home to your grandchildren, neices & nephews, aunts & uncles, door-to-door solicitors, the cable guy, etc. A pack of five Weeks Brick House postcards is available for $10 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Pack of Postcards"
and the $10 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Decorative Glass Medallions:
The Weeks Brick House Suncatchers

These decorative glass medallions from Old Hancock Glassworks will showcase the glistening image of the Weeks Brick House in your window all year long. Produced in Antrim, N.H., in the heart of a historic glassmaking region, these glass "suncatchers" have the image of the Weeks Brick House hand-pressed into recycled glass. The blue suncatcher is 3.25" in diameter; the green suncatcher is 3.5" in diameter. Go ahead, buy one for every window --- at the end of a long winter, we need to catch all the sun we can get! These suncatchers are available for $20 each (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now",
enter "Suncatcher"
(& color preference)
and the $20 postpaid cost,
and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Pewter Holiday Ornament:
Hang the Weeks Brick House
on Your Tree This Year

This holiday ornament, a quality custom-casting from Hampshire Pewter, is positively elegant. Hang this 2.875" x 2.375" ornament on your tree for both aesthetics --- and pride in your New England roots. This pewter ornament is available for $20 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Holiday Ornament"
and the $20 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Weeks Brick House Farmstead Photo:
Then & Now, 1910 & 2010

This custom photo composite features two contrasting views --- an early 20th-century view and a 2010 view --- of the 1710 Weeks Brick House. Simply trim along the dotted line and you can place your print in a standard, off-the-shelf 8"x10" frame with no matting. This Weeks Brick House "then & now" photo composite is available for $15 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Farmstead Photo"
and the $15 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Weeks Brick House & Gardens
11x17 Poster
by Bob Nilson

In conjunction with the 2010 Portsmouth Pocket Garden Tour, noted illustrator Bob Nilson of Portsmouth, N.H. created a colorful impression of the gardens at the Weeks Brick House, and generously presented the house with his original art as a gift. This print is sized to fit in a standard 11x17 frame. This 11" x 17" print is available for $25 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter
"11x17 Nilson Print,"
the $25 postpaid cost,
and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Weeks Brick House & Gardens
18x24 Poster by Bob Nilson

In conjunction with the 2010 Portsmouth Pocket Garden Tour, noted illustrator Bob Nilson of Portsmouth, N.H. created a colorful impression of our gardens, and generously presented us with his original art as a gift. This print is sized to fit in a standard 18x24 poster frame. This 18" x 24" poster is available for $60 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "18x24
Nilson Poster," the $60 postpaid cost,
and pay by credit card or through
your Paypal account!





Weeks Brick House Magnets
(pack of five)

Are you stuck on the Weeks Brick House? Buy a bunch and cover all those scratches on your refrigerator door! The 2.125" x 3.375" size is perfect for concealing those unsightly dents in your file cabinet. They make a wonderful stocking stuffer for all the Weeks descendants on your list, so you can get all your relatives stuck on the Weeks Brick House too. A pack of five magnets is available for $10 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "Pack of Magnets"
and the $10 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!


Show your support with
the Weeks Brick House Tote Bag!

We’ve got a new way to show your pride and support for the Weeks Brick House & Gardens – a handy, useful, sturdy canvas tote bag that displays the Weeks Brick House logo. Just $25.00 gets you a heavy canvas deluxe tote bag with interior zipper pocket (18.5" wide x 12" high x 5.5" deep; 24" handles) that's custom printed with Weeks Brick House & Gardens logo. This handy tote bag is available for only $25.00 (includes shipping!). Send your order with payment to The Weeks Brick House, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840.

Or click "Buy Now", enter "WBH Tote Bag"
and the $25 postpaid cost, and pay by credit card
or through your Paypal account!