We are history. We are current. We are future.
Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities, the former estate of author James Boyd and his wife, Katharine Lamont Boyd, links us to their rich history of conservation, literature, music, and equestrian sport, and provides a place where the creative spirit is nurtured and celebrated.
We have something for everyone, and we welcome everyone.
The mission of Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities is to provide a place of inclusivity by offering literary and cultural experiences that inspire and enrich the lives of our community.
Weymouth will provide a facility and grounds to enrich our diverse community based upon its history while developing plans for sustainable sources of revenue.
Values: Weymouth is…
Inclusive, Inspiring, Creative, Bold, Respectful, Proactive, Courageous, Dynamic, Welcoming
The Boyd House has served as a writers’ residency for 40+ years, and is the site for meetings of the N.C. Poetry Society, literary readings, dramatic performances, musical concerts and recitals. James Boyd’s study is the home of the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, established in 1993.
Gardens and Grounds
The surrounding 26-acre estate is open to the public for use as a natural preserve and park, with formal gardens designed by Alfred Yeomans, and is the gateway to the longleaf pine forest in the Boyd Tract of Weymouth Woods.
History of Weymouth
In 1977, Sam Ragan, NC Poet Laureate and publisher of The Pilot, along with Paul Green, Elizabeth S. (Buffie) Ives and others organized a group of colleagues to preserve and protect the Boyds’ legacy, the Boyd House and its beautiful surroundings. Friends of Weymouth,Inc. was chartered as a nonprofit corporation which purchased the home and grounds in 1979 to establish a cultural center. Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities opened its doors on July 20, 1979.