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NEW! Online
& donations!

For your convenience, we have added the option of online payments and donations through our website via PayPal at our
Membership Page or our Donate & Shop Page. (Be assured that membership renewals and donations by checks that arrive by postal mail are still valued and warmly accepted!)

"Dazed by Weeks"
program still online

Featured in 2016 was a program by board member R.W. Bacon entitled "Dazed by Weeks: A Dense and Dazzling History of the Weeks Brick House." This program included photos from the archives; history and trivia quizzes that clarified misinformation that continues to circulate; and a collection of photos that depicted a range of Weeks descendants. Click on these links for the "Dazed by Weeks" presentation and program handout.

Still Available!
The Visitor's
Guide to the
Weeks Brick House
& Gardens

The Vistor's Guide to the Weeks Brick House & Gardens by board member R.W. Bacon includes local history context, farmstead history, photos, garden plan, trail map, and a self-guided tour of our tenant-occupied 1710 brick house. To learn more and order your copy, click here.

Don't forget to
show us some love
on Facebook!

Visit us on Facebook and feel even more of the cozy warmth and camaraderie of online togetherness! Seriously, it's another way for our Weeks Brick House community near-and-far to stay up-to-date, involved, and conversant (literally!) with our latest news, activities, and initiatives.

Dedicate a brick
on our walkway

Honor your family with an inscribed brick on our memorial walkway. Pay tribute to a family member --- and support WBH&G. See our Order Form.

Join us!

Become a member of WBH! Join us in our effort to make WBH a valuable asset to the local and regional community. Weeks descendants across the U.S. are members, as well as local residents, garden enthusiasts, history buffs, and trail-walkers. Visit our
Membership Page!

Visit our
Online Gift Shop!

Our online Gift Shop is always open, and accepts credit card and Paypal payments ! Browse the selection of publications and gift items at our Donate & Shop Page.

Welcome to the Weeks Brick House

The Weeks Brick House, built in 1710 by Samuel Weeks (1670-1746), is among the earliest brick houses in New England --- and may be the oldest made of bricks fired on the site. The farmstead established in 1656 by Leonard Weeks (1633-1707) remained in the family for over 300 years. Today the 33-acre farmstead includes conservation land laced with hiking trails for public enjoyment. Owned and managed by an all-volunteer organization of descendants and friends from near and far, the Weeks Brick House & Gardens is also a collaborating organizational member of Historic New England, the oldest and largest regional preservation organization in the U.S.

2018 Weeks Brick House Annual Meeting
draws decendants to the original family farmstead

The Weeks Brick House Annual Meeting Weekend was Saturday and Sunday, September 15 & 16, 2018. Each year Weeks descendants, local history enthusiasts, lovers of early American architecture, and Portsmouth/Greenland area friends join us for tours of the house and grounds, walks on our trails, and special programs. The guest speaker at the 2018 Annual Meeting was master restoration mason Richard Irons with his illustrated program on historic masonry conservation. Information on the 2019 Annual Meeting will be posted as soon as it is available.

Attention Facebook users!: If you haven't checked the Weeks Brick House Facebook page in awhile, check it out now! Board members Cathy Wescott and Amanda Nelson are making a concerted effort to keep the page abuzz with fresh content. Visit us often at Facebook and show us some love!

It's in the bag! A new way to show your support for the Weeks Brick House & Gardens! Order your sturdy canvas tote bag with the Weeks Brick House logo today for only $25.00 (shipping included). For more information, visit our Donate & Shop page here.

Attention genealogists!: Longtime Weeks family genealogist --- and longtime member and friend of the Weeks Brick House --- the Rev. Frank H. Weeks of Cranston, R.I., has published an updated edition of his genealogy masterwork which has been a valued reference since it first appeared in 2005. Descendants of Leonard Weeks 1636-2016, Vol. 1 & 2, is packed with photos and historical notes among its 1118 pages. The cost is $175.00 plus shipping. To order, contact Rev. Frank Weeks via email: fhweeks "at"

A historic house ... with a colonial garden ...

In 1975 the house and acreage was purchased by an organization of both descendants and preservation-minded individuals interested in the future of the distinctive structure. Early initiatives included securing recognition on the National Register of Historic Places, and planting an authentic colonial-era "housewife's garden" designed by garden historian Ann Leighton (Isadore Smith).

... and a conservation area ... with trails ...

In 1992 a conservation easement was conveyed to the Town of Greenland and the State of New Hampshire, preserving in perpetuity 31 acres of meadow and woodland behind the 3-acre lot of the Weeks Brick House. In 2001 trails were officially opened for public recreational use.

... and a New Hampshire historic site
on the National Register of Historic Places

In the future, the Weeks Brick House seeks to be more than just an impressive but silent 300-year-old icon. We welcome your ideas and involvement as we seek to identify the best ways this property can serve the community as a historical/educational resource.

While the primary mission of the organization is preservation of the 36'x22' house (...with its massive 18"-thick brick walls), there is also an educational component, which will be guided by a museum-standard interpretation plan. In preparation, archaeological studies have been undertaken to learn as much as possible about the farmstead through the centuries.

Each year in late summer, descendants of early settler Leonard Weeks, as well as interested members of the Greenland community, gather at the Weeks Brick House for an annual meeting --- to walk in ancestral footsteps, absorb the latest findings in local history, and discuss the future of the house and property.

We welcome you to explore our web site
to learn more about the Weeks Brick House.

Click on our BLUE links ... you'll really go places!