Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 2.djvu/191

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PUBLIC LAW 101-485—OCT. 31, 1990 104 STAT. 1171 Public Law 101-485 101st Congress An Act To establish the Weir Farm National Historic Site in the State of Connecticut. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Weir Farm National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1990". SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act— (1) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of the Interior. (2) The term "historic site" means the Weir Farm National Historic Site established in section 4. SEC. 3. FINDINGS AND PURPOSES. (a) FiNDiNCJS.— The Congress finds that— (1) the Weir Farm in Connecticut is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic site associated with major American artists and several artistic developments; (2) the Weir Farm, acquired in 1882 by J. Alden Weir, a founder and principal exponent of American Impressionism, has been continuously occupied by working artists and their families who have maintained its significance and integrity as a historic site; and (3) the Weir Farm, including the house, bams, studios, pond, field, and woods thereon, and the approximately 113 acres of adjacent natural areas owned by the Nature Conservancy and the Town of Ridgefield, Connecticut, provide opportunities for illustrating and interpreting cultural themes of our Nation's heritage and provide opportunities for public use and enjoyment. (b) PtJRPOSES. — The purposes of this Act are— (1) to preserve a significant site of the tradition of American Impressionism; (2) to maintain the integrity of a setting that inspired artistic expression and encourages public enjoyment; and (3) to offer opportunities for the inspirational benefit and education of the American people. SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF WEIR FARM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE. (a) IN GENERAL. — T here is established, as a unit of the National Park System, the Weir Farm National Historic Site in the State of Connecticut. (b) DESCRIPTION.—The historic site shall consist of— (1) the approximately 2-acre core parcel containing the Weir house, studio, and bam; and (2) the approximately 60 acres and improvements thereon owned by the State of Connecticut; Oct. 31, 1990 [S. 2059] Weir Farm National Historic Site Establishment Act of 1990. National parks. Art. J. Alden Weir. 16 USC 461 note. 49-139 O - 90 (485)