The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery

LACONIA — The Lake Winnipesaukee Museum is hosting a presentation of "The Weeks Act of 1911-Conservatives, Conservation and Not One Cent for Scenery", on Wednesday September 25 at 7 p.m.

Carl Lindblade said the act was passed by Congress and, for the first time authorized the use of federal money to purchase private land for national forests. The White Mountain National Forest was the result. Congressman Weeks was a NH native and conservative Republican from back bay Boston. The story continues as he fought for the bill against Democratic Speaker Cannon who famously said "Not one damn cent for Scenery."

Lindblade began his hotel career at the Balsams Resort in Dixville Notch and for the past 40+ years has operated 3 and 4 diamond hotels and resorts. In addition to years of hands on experience he brings a commitment to community and industry service. Among his assignments he was a delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Travel and Tourism, Interim Director of the NH office of Travel and Tourism Development, Innkeeper of the Year, Travel Person of the Year, Past President of the NH Lodging and Restaurant Association and American Hotel and Lodging Association Volunteer of the Year.

He is currently a lecturer in the hospitality management department at the University of New Hampshire where he enjoys teaching as it affords him the opportunity to share experiences with students. In 2009, as a volunteer , Carl coached the Conway New Hampshire Kennett High School's Lodging Class to a national championship in a competition sponsored by the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

This lecture is free for current LWHS Museum members and $5 per person for non members. Refreshments will be served.  RSVP to 366-5950 for this event.