"Educating and engaging visitors to become active stewards of our National Forest."
Russell-Colbath House Circa 1832 Kancamagus Highway,
Russell-Colbath House is on the Register of National Historic Places
Read more about the Russell-Colbath House here.
Interpretive Tours provided June to October
by WMIA Staff and Volunteers.
Watch one of our Volunteer Interpreters telling the story of Ruth Colbath .
WMIA Contact Information:
Mailing Address: PO Box 1871 Conway NH 03818
Passaconaway Valley Heritage Day!
Passaconaway Valley Heritage Day Historic Artisans, Activites, and Civil War Encampment Saturday, August 27 - All Day at Russell Colbath Historic Site
Join us in the Russell Colbath Barn at 7 PM for a presentation by Bob Kilham, a musician of historic instruments.
The Russell Colbath House is the last survivor of a 19th century community that once occupied the Passaconaway Valley. Join us throughout the day as we explore the time period through historic artisan displays, authentic time-period games and activities, and a living history Civil War encampment.
White Mountains Interpretive Association
AMC Cold River Camp- AMC Cold River Camp has been providing an authentic New England hiking camp experience since 1919. Located in Cold River Valley, White Mountain National Forest. AMC Cold River Camp helps to support the running of the Brickett House in Evans Notch Maine.
Chatham Trails Association (CTA)- The mission of the CTA is to support and maintain safe use and stewardship of the Evans Notch region of New Hampshire and Maine. The Chatham Trails Association helps to support the running of the Brickett House in Evans Notch Maine.
Passaconaway Valley Civic Association (PVCA)- A homeowners association of approximately 70 home sites in Passaconaway Valley . This Association helps to support the running of the Colbath House.
Pequawket Foundation-The mission of the Pequawket Foundation is to provide grant funding to local organizations who enhance the quality of life, and preserve the beauty, culture, environment, and heritage of the Mount Washington Valley region. The Pequawket Foundation provided WMIA with a grant to aid in the establishment of the Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail.
Pro Sports- Pro Sport, Inc. has been a campground concessionaire for the White Mt. National Forest since 1992. Pro Sports assists in funding the Saturday Night Programs at three locations in the White Mountain National Forest. These educational programs are scheduled weekly on Saturday night during the summer and early fall. The programs are jointly sponsored by the WMIA and the White Mountain National Forest.
White Mountain National Forest- The WMIA is a non-profit 501(c)3 partner of the White Mountain National Forest. The WMIA operates three stores at Ranger Stations in Conway, Campton, and Gorham NH. All profits from these three stores are returned to the White Mountain National Forest in the form of Grants. WMIA members volunteer in the stores and assist as Volunteer Interpreters at the Brickett and Colbath Historic Homes.
Who Are We?
The White Mountains Interpretive Association (WMIA) is a non profit 501(c) 3 member driven organization that promotes and funds historic, scientific, educational, and interpretive programs on the White Mountain National Forest. It is the goal of The White Mountains Interpretive Association to educate and engage visitors with the hope that they will become active stewards of our National Forest, helping to care for and protect New England's treasured spaces. Since 1985 we have worked to develop new resources and partnerships that create new opportunities, especially through the efforts of volunteers, for conservation, education and recreation that have added value to our White Mountains.
Find out more about the White Mountain National Forest and all it has to offer.
- WMIA Home
- US Forest Service Overview
- Summer Campground Schedule
- Brickett Place
- Colbath House Educational Materials
- Colbath House Kitchen Garden
- Boulder Loop Interpretive Trail
- Interpretive Panels
- Trailhead Steward Program
- Our Retail Stores
- Suggested Day Hikes in the White Mountain National Forest
- Board of Directors Minutes
- Contact Us
- From the Board of Directors
- Passaconaway Valley Heritage Day