Extraordinary Gift Establishes Museum of the White Mountains

August, 2010

View of Mount Pleasant House, 1884 photograph from the Dan Noel Collection, Museum of the White Mountains

A few months prior to his passing in February, the late Daniel Noel of Intervale, NH—a life-long state resident and White Mountains photographer and collector—gave to PSU a unique collection of history, art, and culture that will help PSU establish the Museum of the White Mountains.

The donated materials include thousands of archives and images, including rare glass-plate photographs, stereoscopic images, hotel ledgers, postcards, early and first edition books about the region, bird’s-eye views and maps, framed Bartlett prints, paintings, and other items.

The Museum of the White Mountains will be a major focus of the White Mountains Institute, a permanent, year-round place on campus for study and research of White Mountains history and culture and an intellectual home and historical archives for the preservation of White Mountains art and memorabilia.


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