Northern Forest Center tour plans stop in Aroostook County

17 years ago

    PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – The Northern Forest Center presents Ways of the Woods: People and the Land in the Northern Forest—2007 Fairs and Festivals Tour. Ways of the Woods is the Northern Forest Center’s mobile museum about the changing relationships among people and the land. This traveling exhibition, housed in an 18-wheel tractor-trailer, combines interactive displays with live performance and demonstration to showcase the shared history, culture and heritage of northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York.
    Sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ways of the Woods seeks to help people better understand the past and present of — and to plan for a more prosperous and sustainable future for — one of the nation’s most important and rapidly changing regions.
The tour will be in Aroostook County August 1-4 at the Northern Maine Fair.
The Northern Forest is the largest intact forest ecosystem east of the Mississippi, spanning 30 million acres across northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. Its ecological significance is well known: vast areas of wild forest, critical habitat and the headwaters of major rivers.
Visit for updates. To schedule a Ways of the Woods visit for 2008, contact Carolyn Graney, tour manager, at 824-8263 or