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A brief history ...
Who we are

Leonard Weeks and Descendants in America, Inc. is a non-profit organization of Weeks descendants and friends across the U.S. that owns and maintains the c. 1710 Weeks Brick House situated on 33 acres of what was the original family farmstead in Greenland, N.H.

Members of the Weeks family lived in the brick farmhouse continuously from 1710 to 1968, when the property was sold out of the family. When the property was again offered for sale in 1975, a group of descendants and friends formed a non-profit corporation to acquire the house and two acres of land. A year later, they were able to purchase the adjoining 31 acres, making it possible to preserve the original rural setting.

Today the Weeks Brick House and Gardens is pleased to be an asset for the entire community, with its gardens, walking trails, and conservation land open daily from dawn to dusk. Every year in late summer, the organization's annual meeting presents educational sessions and opens part of the house for tours. (For both security and income, the house is occupied year-round by a tenant.)

Thanks to the dedication and support of loyal members and volunteers, the organization can look back on a full list of accomplishments in the 35 years since purchasing the Weeks Brick House and farm.

For a timeline of organizational milestones since 1975, click here.


Mission Statement

"The Weeks Brick House is a non-profit 501(C)(3) corporation founded in 1975 for the maintenance, restoration, and preservation of a New England historic landmark, and conservation of its surrounding land. Further goals call for the collection and display of all things pertaining to Leonard Weeks and his descendants, and collaboration with the local community to promote educational, literary, and charitable uses."

Become a Member
of the Weeks Brick House

The Weeks Brick House and Gardens is owned and maintained by a non-profit organization, Leonard Weeks and Descendants in America, Inc., made up of friends of the house and Weeks family descendants in the immediate region and across the U.S. (See the article at the right for a brief history.) Your membership support and involvement is essential to us for both the preservation of the distinctive brick house and our goal of being a valued asset in our community. Your membership dues support ongoing house projects, ongoing maintenance of the colonial gardens and walking trails, the Weeks Brick House Newsletter, and our annual meeting (with speakers and educational sessions). Choose a membership category from the list below --- and then join us today! For printable Membership Form, click here. Alternatively, you can join or renew membership online via PayPal. (See details below.)

Annual membership categories

Student/Senior - $15
Individual - $25
Family - $50
Continuing - $100
Sustaining - $250
Leader - $500
Visionary - $1000

For new membership or renewal, you can print our membership form and pay by check (payable to Weeks Brick House and Gardens, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840); or pay online via your personal PayPal account. Simply click on the "Buy Now" button, enter your payment at your chosen membership level, and pay by credit card or through your personal PayPal account.Thank you!

Simply click the "Buy Now" button,
and join or renew by credit card
or through your PayPal account.

Additional tax deductible contributions are always welcome. Please make checks payable to: Weeks Brick House and Gardens, P. O. Box 93, Greenland, NH 03840. Thank you!

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

Member benefits

We offer no pricey baubles as member incentives, and there will be no 50,000-Watt radio shout-out when your check arrives. After our sincere letter of thanks, over the course of a year you will receive our newsletter, News of the Weeks Brick House & Gardens (now included in the collection of major history/genealogy archives & libraries). See for yourself the quality of this publication: Read sample issues on our Newsletter Archive Page. You'll also receive invitations to meetings, speakers, or events. But your real member benefit is knowing that you are supporting the preservation of a unique architectural treasure --- one situated on a family farm that's now conservation land for public enjoyment. If you are a Weeks descendant, you'll have the added satisfaction of forging a personal connection to the family farmstead --- on any day, from dawn to dusk, you can literally walk in the 17th-century footsteps of Leonard Weeks himself.

Volunteers

Volunteers at the Weeks Brick House and Gardens are always welcome --- and much appreciated. We especially seek volunteers interested in working in our gardens. Contact our office via telephone or e-mail: 603-436-8147; WeeksBrickHouse "at" aol.com.

Annual Meeting Weekends

Our Annual Meeting weekends at the Weeks Brick House & Gardens include guided tours of the family homestead, gardens, and trails, a wine & cheese reception, a featured guest speaker or program, a lunch shared with Weeks family "cousins" from near-and-far, and a business meeting.

Mark your calendar now for the 2017 Weeks Brick House Annual Meeting Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017. Weeks family descendants from near and far, plus local history enthusiasts, lovers of early American architecture, and Portsmouth/Greenland area friends are invited to join us for tours of the house and grounds, walks on our trails, and special programs. Featured this year is a Saturday visit to the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion (1750) in Portsmouth, N.H. Watch this space for more meeting details --- the registration form will be posted in late July.