Weir Farm to celebrate the National Park Service Centennial
Weir Farm National Historic Site invites the community to join the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary celebration with special activities, exhibits, and events at the park throughout 2016.
- 100 ways to explore the park: Pick up a seasonal activity card during visits to find things to do throughout the year.
- Original J. Alden Weir paintings: Don’t miss four original paintings from a private collection on display in the Weir House.
- Centennial junior ranger: Investigate the park with activities designed for kids and families.
- Monthly impressionist painting workshops: Pick up a brush and try your hand at impressionist painting with master artist and instructor Dmitri Wright. Free. Visit www.nps.gov/wefa for details.
- Visitor center art exhibits: View works by modern-day American Impressionist painters in the exhibition “Inspired,” and find out about the Murder of the Century in “Weir’s Mysterious Portrait.”
- Weir Farm Art Center’s 21st Annual Jazz in the Garden is set for Sunday, Sept. 18, from 3 to 5.
- Stamp a National Park Passport with a special centennial stamp.
“With its centennial, the National Park Service is inviting a new generation to discover the special places that belong to us all,” said Park Superintendent Linda Cook. “We invite both longtime supporters and new audiences to connect with the nationally significant nature, history and culture of Weir Farm National Historic Site.”
The park is open from sunrise to sunset daily year round. From May 1 through Oct. 31, the visitor center and museum store are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 to 4; free tours of the Weir House and Weir and Young Studios are at 11 a.m., 1, 2, and 3 p.m.