Make it a Junior Ranger Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with your neighbors at Weir Farm National Historic Site. Whether you’re looking to become a Junior Ranger, Take Part in Art to discover your inner artist, or have a relaxing Saturday outing, Weir Farm National Historic Site is the place to be. The Visitor Center, Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young Studio will officially open for the season beginning May 1 with regular hours of Wednesday – Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Grounds are open year round, dawn to dusk.
Junior Rangers of all ages are encouraged explore Weir Farm National Historic Site with Junior Ranger Pond Packs, work as a team to solve puzzles in the Junior Ranger Letterboxing booklet, or discover your inner artists while sketching en plein air with Take Part in Art Kits. All are free and available at the Weir Farm National Historic Site Visitor Center.
Junior Ranger Day is the first of many opportunities this season to “Find Your Park” – a national movement to connect all Americans with their public lands before the National Park Service Centennial anniversary in 2016. As the only national park dedicated to American painting, Weir Farm National Historic Site is a fabulous reminder of how varied national parks can be. It is also an ideal place to inspire a new generation of park enthusiasts on Junior Ranger Day.
Be sure to bring your web-enabled devices and share your unique experience using #findyourpark and #WeirFarmNHS.
For more information: (203) 834-1896 or http://www.nps.gov/wefa. For more area information www.visitwesternct.com
About Weir Farm National Historic Site. Designed and preserved by artists, Weir Farm National Historic Site welcomes everyone to experience the power of creativity, art, and nature. Escape to the only national park dedicated to American painting and rediscover the beauty of light and color in everyday life.