FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 6:30 PM
HISTORY OF THE MOUNT WASHINGTON CARRIAGE ROAD
AND THE GLEN HOUSE HOTEL
Howie Wemyss, General Manager of the Auto Road from 1987-2020 will illustrate the long and colorful history of the oldest manmade tourist attraction in North America and the many Glen House hotels that have been situation in the Glen at the base of Mt. Washington. Wemyss will explain the fascinating history of how the Auto Road came into being, the legal, financial, and technical problems that were overcome, and the modern day successes of the Road and the new Glen House.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 6:30 PM
WHERE DO WE FIT IN THE UNIVERSE?
WHAT DOES THE UNIVERSE SAY ABOUT OUR EXISTENCE?
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 AT 6:30 PM
AN ASCENT OF MT. EVEREST AND MOUNTAINEERING IN THE NORTHEAST
Famed climber and mountaineer Rick Wilcox, owner of International Mountain Equipment (IME) and former president of Mountain Rescue Service will talk about his progression from being a young climber here in the Northeast to leading a team to a successful ascent of Mt. Everest in 1991. IME equips serious climbers for expeditions anywhere in the world.
FRIDAY, MARCH 3 AT 6:30 PM
THE ECOLOGY OF THE NORTH WOODS—A CLOSER LOOK AT SPRING
In this slide/lecture program we will take an ecological look at Spring in the North Woods. Our adventure begins at the summit of Mount Washington where man has been able to adapt in order to survive some of the most severe weather ever recorded. In this land above treeline rare and intriguing alpine flora can be seen surviving the harsh Arctic like conditions. We’ll then descend into the forest and valleys below to take a closer look at some of the wildlife that calls New Hampshire home. What strategies are adopted to survive the drastic changes in New England’s seasons and how birds and mammals are shaped by this northern environment will be some of the questions answered. The northern forests provide the scenic backdrop as we take this fascinating closer look at Spring.