July 13th, 2011 by Alice
The “Industrial Explorers” exhibition of panels tracing the origins and history of the innovative Brown Company Research and Development group is now available to view online and to download (see links below).
The Berlin, NH, company pioneered a number of innovations, driven by a desire to make better use of the forest as a resource for a wide array of products—from “aeroplane spruce” to “kraft” pulp/paper, and including some unlikely stops along the way (“Kream Krisp,” anyone?).
Below are links to two files and one web page. The first is to a file of the panels, themselves. The second is a transcription of the text on the panels. The third is a page on this website, where you can view images of the panels. We’ll post a link to an online slide-show version of the exhibition in the near future.
INDUSTRIAL EXPLORERS – Text
INDUSTRIAL EXPLORERS EXHIBIT – Panels
JPEG Panel Images
Please contact Linda Upham-Bornstein, who did the research and developed the content of the exhibition, with questions or comments. She can be reached best via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of the photos used on the panels came from the Beyond Brown Paper collection, which you can view and annotate online at: beyondbrownpaper.plymouth.edu.
May 3rd, 2011 by Alice
PSU students present their engaged research from 3:30-6:00 on Tuesday, May 3, 2011
This afternoon in Heritage Common, PSU students will present the results of their engaged research. The range of topics and areas of interest reflect current and emerging regional priorities. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how PSU students express the value of their education through service, functional contributions, and intellectual expansion. These presentations are among the brightest highlights of our work and we hope you’ll join us. Co-sponsored by the Center for Rural Partnerships and the Institute for New Hampshire Studies. The presentations begin at 3:30 pm and will conclude at 6:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
March 4th, 2011 by Alice
The Museum of the White Mountains’ website is live! Check it for up-to-date information about on-site and traveling exhibitions, related educational materials, exhibition catalogues, and online galleries. Also available are searchable collections, links to related sites and articles, as well as details about the musuem’s mission and plans.
- Paintings like this one by Alvan Fisher (1792-1863) – “Mt Jefferson, on route from Gorham to the Glen House” can be viewed in person or online.
The official opening of the Museum of the White Mountains is scheduled for February 2013 and will include gallery, exhibition, and classroom space, an auditorium, state-of-the-art digital learning resources, interpretive trail, and meeting space. Poised at the entrance to the White Mountain National Forest and benefitting from PSU’s educational, archival, and curatorial resources, the Museum of the White Mountains is uniquely suited to gathering and preserving important historical, technical, and cultural artifacts of the region for public and scholarly access. The museum was established with the donation of a remarkable collection of artifacts by the late Daniel Noel of Intervale, NH.
Museum director Catherine Amidon has an extensive background in regional cultural arts curation and gallery direction. The Museum of the White Mountains is of particular interest to her owing to both her New England roots and lifetime history of outdoor recreation in the White Mountains.
Lindsay Burke, collections assistant, has twin interests in exhibit design and installation, and collection organization, cataloguing, and care.