Members of the public are cordially invited to a virtual remembrance event for The Old Man of the Mountain at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, on OldManNH.org to honor the iconic rock face, which collapsed 20 years ago on May 3, 2003.
"People from around the world still have an emotional attachment to the Old Man," says Brian Fowler, President of the Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund board. "We want to collect and share these stories during this special year. We're inviting folks to share their stories with us to highlight just how fondly we all remember the Old Man." Stories can be shared on the form below and some may be featured during the anniversary event.
"The virtual event is a great opportunity to hear stories and learn about the Legacy Fund's projects underway near the Old Man Plaza. May 3rd is also the kick-off for the Old Man of the Mountain Scavenger Hunt Challenge happening all summer," notes Fowler. The Scavenger Hunt concludes on Thursday, August 3rd, with a family fun day featuring demonstrations and the awarding of prizes at the Old Man Plaza in Franconia Notch.
Franconia Notch State Park offers numerous family-friendly attractions, historical sites and trails for all to enjoy and The Old Man of the Mountain Legacy Fund board has compiled a list of interesting sites to check out in the Notch. Beginning on May 3rd, the public can download the list and take the challenge any time before August 3rd. On that day, the Legacy Board will be on-site at the Old Man Plaza with demos and prizes.
Events will also be held throughout the summer at the Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State University featuring the exhibit An Enduring Presence: The Old Man of the Mountain on dispay June 3 - September 15.
Watch for details emerging of the anniversary events all beginning on May 3, 2023. And don't forget to submit your story!