November 2, 2013: 85 OH packed into Highland Lodge and the Fallfest photos are now ready and are here. The day hike up Sugarloaf had 10 OH and friends
October 2, 2013: Fallfest is November 2nd and these are the reservation details. Come party like it's 1926!
Madison - 125
Plans for August 18th at Madison Spring are taking shape. There will be a luncheon served at the Hut from Noon to 2PM. There is no charge for this, but donations are welcome. Helpers are needed, both to pack the supplies (to arrive at the Hut around 10AM), and to prepare the meal using the Hut kitchen. Contact Nathaniel Blauss (email@example.com) if able to contribute in either area. Lunch will include the usual hut refreshments, but for anything stronger BYOB.
After lunch, for those who are interested, we'll have a program featuring reminiscences from every decade, which we expect will include the 1950's to the 2010's.
At 4PM, weather permitting, we will attempt the traditional "On the Roof" photo. Be sure to time your day's schedule to be included in this.
John Thompson has designed a commemorative T-shirt that will be available at nominal cost.
May 3, 2013: The 2013 Spring Resuscitator is now published. Featuring an article about the naturalist program from Ken Olson and John Nutter.
February 16, 2013: Through the efforts of OH Jim Hainer, we now have some interesting material about Evans Notch Hut. Including a hut page, postcard and pictures.
November 19, 2012: The fall postcards were mailed out and the following came back as undeliverable. Please e-mail us if you have a recent address or contact info for these people:
October 1, 2012: Fallfest is almost here. The evening promises a diverse and entertaining agenda. Tom Deans will receive the Honorary Membership, Lakes croo gets the Latchstring Award, and the usual cheer and camaraderie will be all pervasive.
A special showing of the 1974 Featured Presentation - Hollywood in the Huts: Paul Newman at Zool, with video and awesome commentary from croo who were there.
We sold out last year, so here are the reservation details.
September 24, 2012: From the Common Ground Fair in Maine, where no fewer than 15 recent OH (or current croo) congregated. Larger image.
November 5, 2013: The 2013 Fall Resuscitator is now published. Featuring part-2 of the article about the naturalist program and a story by Grace Pezzella.
August 18, 2013: Photos from the Madison 125th party are pouring in. Here's what we've received so far.
July 14, 2013: Based on an idea by Ari Ofsevit, we now have a map of all the places OHA members live.
May 10, 2013: SPRING REUNION ANNOUNCEMENT
Based on the number of reservations received to date, this year's May 18th event promises to be a smaller, more intimate affair, complete with a change of menu. As in the past, lunch will consist of sandwiches, salad, and picnic items. Dinner however will be burgers and fixin's rather than the lobster/clam extravaganza, reflecting the smaller, more informal nature of the gathering. Meals are $10 each, pay as you go at the door, liquid refreshments included. (After all, it's an OH reunion...)
Activities will include whatever the assembled want to get into-softball, cribbage, tale telling, and some minor cabin chores. For those who want to stretch their legs, a sweep of the Old Hutman and Hall's Ledge trails will be undertaken to ensure safe passage for the coming months. Come one, come all!
March 5, 2012: The new and improved OHA obituaries site is now running. With 70 obituaries in the past 16 years, the old single page was too difficult to edit, too slow to load and too hard to navigate.
Best of all, the new site can accept remembrances from OHA friends.
February 25, 2012: The pictures from the FallFest-2011 last fall are ready. Check them out here.
January 7, 2012: John D. Judge named AMC president.
Everything you need to know is on the AMC press release.
April 22, 2012: The 2012 Spring Resuscitator is now published. Stories about Camp Mudgekeewis, Pinkham during WWII and the Gormings.
April 1, 2012: Announcing a new feature in our online croo database. You can now contribute a couple of sentences that will display on your biography page. The post can have one of 2 labels. The first choice is "Where are they now" and the second is "Current job".
Some examples of "Where are they now" would be "Retired in sunny California" and "Raising 3 kids in the north country".
The "Current job" label is for those of you who would like to participate in a LinkedIn-like system for members who wish to join with OH looking to career network. Examples would be "I work in nursing in New Hampshire" or "Looking for a ski job in Colorado this winter".
To get started, click here and tell us what you want to contribute. There is also a link to our LinkedIn group.
November 6, 2011: To All Who Are Attending OH Fallfest on November 12. If you have your copy of the August 1961 issue of the National Geographic handy, please be sure to bring it to the Fallfest. We will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of that issue, and recognizing a number of OH who are featured in the Justice Douglas article on "The Friendly Huts of the White Mountains."
You'll need your copy to compare today's Gerry Whiting to his photo, or to see if the lederhosen that Chuck Kellogg might be sporting are indeed the same ones which he is shown wearing in the Lakes kitchen. We plan to get a group photo of everyone who brings their copy of that issue, and if you are fortunate, you may substantially increase its value by getting autographs on the appropriate pages.
See you there with your Geographic!
Welcome to the OHA websiteThe O.H.Association is a club for former employees of the Appalachian Mountain Club hut system. We have been in existence for 76 years and have over 1000 members. The OHA maintains a cabin in the White Mountains for our members, and holds reunions each spring and fall. We also support AMC capital campaigns.