About the WCHA

The Wooden Canoe Heritage Association is a non-profit membership organization devoted to preserving, studying, building, restoring, and using wooden and bark canoes, and to disseminating information about canoeing heritage throughout the world.

The WCHA publishes a journal, Wooden Canoe, six times a year. Each issue is packed with articles about canoe building and restoration, canoe tripping and wildnerness skills, stories about the romance of the wooden canoe, news about the WCHA and its Local Area Chapters, classified ads, and much, much more.

Each year, the WCHA hosts its Annual Assembly, a five-day long gathering of wood canoe enthusiasts. The Assembly features workshops and programs on canoe building and restoration, paddling skills, wood canoe history, kids’ programs and more. Attendance is typically over 300 members and 200 canoes.

Board of Directors

Michael Grace – President (2016-2018)  
mgrace@fit.edu

Craig Kitchen - Vice President (2017-2019)  
ckitchenmqt@gmail.com

Kathy Campbell (2015-2017)  
kathrynklos@gmail.com

John Fitzgerald (2016-2018)
jmbfitz@hotmail.com

Greg Nolan (2015-2017)  
gregnolan272@gmail.com

Brad Mintenter (2016-2018)
bmintene@twcny.rr.com

Chris Pearson (2015-2017)
canoemancdp@yahoo.com

Pete Shea (2017-2019)
pshea1@rochester.rr.com

Bill Van Keuren (2017-2019)
wenlvk@comcast.net

Administrative Contacts

Wooden Canoe Heritage Association, Inc.
P.O. Box 117
Tamworth, NH 03886
603-323-8992

Executive Director
Annie Burke
Annie@wcha.org
603-323-8992

Editor, Wooden Canoe
Daniel Miller
editor@wcha.org
315-777-7007

Web Master
Daniel Miller
webmaster@wcha.org
315-777-7007

WCHA Store Manager
Jeanne Griffin-Greene
greenecanoe@gmail.com

Secretary
Jean Bratton
jeanbratton123@aol.com

Assembly Coordinator
Rob Stevens
robstevens7777@gmail.com

Historian Network Coordinator
Al Bratton
canoeal@aol.com