NHLTC Visits New Black Heritage Marker at John Kulish Forest/Welch Family Farm

Anna Berry | January 1, 2022
Staff in orange hats and vests view the new marker on a large granite stone at the forest.

Members of the NH Land Trust Coalition recently had the opportunity to visit the new marker designating the John Kulish Forest/Welch Family Farm as a point of interest along New Hampshire's Black Heritage Trail. The tour was led by local historian Eric Aldrich and Forest Society Senior Education Director Dave Anderson.

A ceremony was held by the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire in September 2021 when the marker was erected. Building on the success of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail that began more than two decades ago, the Black Heritage Trail of NH is now a statewide organization that connects the stories of New Hampshire’s African heritage by documenting and marking the many historic sites that testify to this rich history. The Hancock marker was its first outside of Portsmouth.

NHLTC members stand in a circle as historian Eric Aldrich explains his research which led to the marker's dedication.
Eric Aldrich explains his research, which led to the Black Heritage Trail marker being erected at the site. (Photo: Carrie Deegan)

Learn More

  • Learn more about the mission of the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire here.
  • To support the Forest Society's stewardship efforts for the Welch and Due family marker and interpretation, please donate here.
  • Read about the history of the Due family in this Forest Notes article by Eric Aldrich.