News & Events

Upcoming Events

Most programs are free and open to all unless stated otherwise


Current exhibit: Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact
January 23, 2017 – April 21, 2017

Learn more about this exhibition here.

A Talk/ Hands-0n Workshop with Erik and Martin Demaine

Thursday, February 16, 3:30-5pm

These interdisciplinary thinkers will share their work, talk about their process, and then, it’s your turn to use their concepts in a math-inspired artwork! Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine are a father-son math-art team.  Martin Demaine is currently an Artist-in-Residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erik is a Professor in Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Martin and Erik work together in paper, glass, and other material. They use their exploration in sculpture to help visualize and understand unsolved problems in science and their scientific abilities to inspire new art forms.

Featuring artist Fawn Atencio and PSU scientist Eric Kelsey

Wednesday, February 22, 5:30-7pm

Come see and hear how artists and scientists are observing and expressing climate change and its impact. Colorado artist Fawn Atencio will share her approach to incorporating climate issues in her art, while PSU Research Scientist Eric Kelsey will talk about his current work on tracking climate change impact on Mt. Washington.

A PSU STEAM Conference Day

Friday, March 10, 9:30- 2:30pm
$30 for lunch and materials

Click here to register for this workshop

Join us for this creative, interdisciplinary day! Using the MWM art/science exhibit, Forecasting: Climate Change and Water impact as our inspiration, we will explore ways to overlap and integrate art, science, technology, and writing in our teaching practices. Workshops will be both informational and hands-on, concluding with tangible and practical tools and ideas that teachers will be able to bring back to their classrooms. Presenters include artists Kimberly Ritchie and Shandra McLane, research scientist Eric Kelsey, English professor Abby Goode, Curriculum Education Professor Gerry Buteau, and the Mt Washington Observatory’s Director Sharon Schilling and Education Director Brian Fitzgerald.

Sponsored in part by a grant from The NH State Council on the Arts. Presented in partnership with NH State Council on the Arts, The Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire, NH Arts Learning Network, PSU Arts and Technologies Cluster, PSU Tourism, Environment, & Sustainable Development Cluster.

Click here to register for this workshop.

John Cleveland, Executive Director, Boston Green Ribbon Commission

Tuesday, April 4, 3:30-4:30, followed by Members and exhibit partners-only evening from 5-6:30

Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the U.S. to future climate change impacts.  Over the last several years, the city has been engaged in deep planning to remain vibrant, growing and safe in the face of the expected changes. This presentation will explain how Boston is preparing for expected climate impacts over the next several decades, especially sea level and rise and extreme precipitation.  The city is expected to experience 3-5 feet of sea level rise by 2100, and it will require a dramatic reshaping of the urban form adapt to this new reality.  This process will play out over multiple decades and will present difficult challenges as well as terrific opportunities to reinvent urban life.


Wednesday, April 12, 5-6:30pm

Panel Discussion on climate change’s impact on local water, tourism and how we share the story. Panelist include: Adam Keul, Len Reitsma, Lisa Doner, Shandra McLane

September 21 – TBD – Panel exhibition, The Great Blowdown, on view at the Weather Discovery Center, North Co
nway, NH.  Learn more about the exhibition here.



Past Events

February 1, 2017 – Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact Opening Reception. 5:00-7:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

February 1, 2017 –  Walkabout Wednesday. 4:00–6:00 p.m. Downtown Plymouth & Museum of the White Mountains.

December 8: 5-6:30 p.m. Artist talk and printmaking demonstration with artist, Bill Mitchell. –Hear about his youth in the Catskills and how the Hudson River School influenced his White Mountain imagery.

December 3: 10:30–11:30 a.m. Weaving Words – Saturday Morning at the museum program for families.

November 14, 2016 –  Interactive Poetry Workshop with Mimi White. 5:00–6:30pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

Nov 9, 2016- Artist talk and printmaking demonstration with artist, Matt Brown. 5:00-6:30pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

Nov 7, 2016 – From Different Perspectives. 5:00–6:00 pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

Nov 5, 2016 – WordArt: Print It! 10:30–11:30 am. Museum of the White Mountains.

Nov 2, 2016 – Walkabout Wednesday. 4:00–6:00 p.m. Downtown Plymouth & Museum of the White Mountains

Oct 26, 2016Finding Place on Paper Opening Reception. 5:00-7:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

Oct 5, 2016 – Laurie Whitehill
Snow Bound: The Making of an Artist’s Book. 11:15am-12:15pm, Museum of the White Mountains.

Sept 28, 2016 – Bob Cottrell and Sally Manikian
She’s the top dog: Stories of women and their dog teams. 6-7:30pm, Museum of the White Mountains.

Sept 22, 2016 – Artist demonstration: Lauren Sansaricq
Techniques of the 19th Century White Mountain Painters. 9:30-11am, Museum of the White Mountains.

Sept 21, 2016 – June Hammond Rowan, Center for the Environment
Mountain Summers:  What was it like to visit the White Mountains in the late 1800s, and what did the women visitors do when they came here. 4:00-5:00 PM, Museum of the White Mountains.

Aug 3, 2016 – Becky Fullerton, Appalachian Mountain Club Archivist and Librarian
Hike Like It’s 1915!  A 1915 recreation experience. 6:30-7:30pm, Museum of the White Mountains.

July 20, 2016 – Dijit Taylor, Land & Community Heritage Investment Program
“Lucy Crawford:”  A Living History Presentation. 5:00-6:00 PM, Museum of the White Mountains.

June 22, 2016 – Lindsey Rustad, Hubbard Brook; co-sponsored by the Center for the Environment
Changing climate, Changing forests: linking global and local perspectives on how a changing climate sculpts forests of New Hampshire”. 4:30-5:30 PM, Heritage Commons, Samuel Read Hall.

May 3, 2016 – Lourdes Aviles
The Story Behind the Story of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 and the Role of Women Before, During and after the Storm. 6:30-7:30 PM, Museum of the White Mountains.

April 20, 2016 – Blair Folts
Artist Demonstration and Talk. Co-Hosted by the Karl Drerup Gallery. 2:30-4:00 PM, Museum of the White Mountains and Karl Drerup Art Gallery. Members and Students Only.

April 20, 2016 – Terri Dautcher
They Hiked in What? From Pinterest to (Practically Perfect) Reproduction Fashion. 4:00-5;00 PM, Museum of the White Mountains.

April 6, 2016Taking the Lead Opening Reception. 6:00-7:30pm, Museum of the White Mountains.

March 31, 2015 – March 2, 2016Trail Clubs: Connecting People with the Mountains. Learn more about this exhibition here.

April 22, 2015 (Earth Day!) – Screening of The Power of Place documentary and Q & A with conservation photographer and filmmaker Jerry Monkman. 7:00pm at Boyd Science Center, room 144.

April 7, 2015 – Majka Burhardt’s Leadership, Uncharted Territory, and Global Identity: A New Conversation. 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Boyd Science Center, room 144.

March 31, 2015 – Trail Clubs Student Open House, Museum of the White Mountains, 5:00pm – 6:30pm.

December 6, 2014 – Amplifying Altitude: The Sounds of Geology and Adventure, Museum of the White Mountains, 3:30pm.

December 2, 2014 – Science, Scenery, and the Spirit of Adventure. 5:00pm-6:00pm, Boyd Science Center, room, 144.

March 25, 2014 – March 8, 2015 – Beyond Granite: The Geology of Adventure.  Learn more about this exhibition here.  View the curator’s Part I of this exhibition online here.


Museum of the White Mountains News

‘Finding Place on Paper: Contemporary Poets and Printmakers Explore the White Mountains’ Press

PSU Poets and Artists Blaze a Novel Trail in New Exhibit 

The Canon – The Official English Department Blog at Plymouth State University, PSU Canon Staff, November 8, 2016.

‘A Look at Exhibits Opening in November’

Monitor Staff, The Concord Monitor, October 26, 2016

‘PSU is Finding a Place on Paper: New Exhibit at the Museum of the White Mountains’

Hanna Ball, The Clock, October 20, 2016


‘Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains’ Press:

Howard — Women ascending

Elizabeth Howard, Laconia Daily Sun, August 10, 2016

‘Taking the Lead’: New Exhibit at Museum of the White Mountains Shows Impact Women Have Made

Edith Tucker, The Conway Daily Sun, April 29, 2016

Women of the White Mountains on Display in Plymouth

Bob Martin, The Citizen, April 23, 2016

Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains

Edith Tucker, Berlin Daily Sun, April 2016

PSU Exhibit: Women in the White Mountains Blazed their Own Trails

Dan Seufert, New Hampshire Union Leader, April 9, 2016

‘Trail Clubs: Connecting People with the Mountains’ Press:

The Lure of the Mountains

Kathi Caldwell-Hoper,, January 29, 2016

Hiking Trail Shelter Named for North Country Businessman and Advocate Neil Tillotson

Coös County Democrat, Wednesday, August 12, 2015

RMC at the Museum of the White Mountains

Judith M. Hudson, Randolph Mountain Club Newsletter, June 2015

Trails and Trail Clubs

Dan Heyduk, The Meredith News, June 11, 2015

State Trail System Gets its Due at PSU

Rob Burbank, New Hampshire Union Leader, June 6, 2015

‘Trail Clubs’ – Connecting Sense of Place with the Hut

Cynthia Watkins Melendy, The Conway Daily Sun, May 2, 2015

Plymouth Museum ‘Connecting People with the Mountains’

Ed Parsons, The Conway Daily Sun, April 24, 2015

New Museum Exhibit Features Hiking Trail Clubs, March 30, 2015

Trail Clubs of the White Mountains Exhibition Preview, March 29, 2015

MWM in the Press:

Tracing the History of the Museum of of the White Mountains

Tom Eastman, The Conway Daily Sun, April 29, 2016

Experience New Hampshire Heritage: The Portsmouth to Plymouth Museum Trail

The Weirs Times, June 4, 2015

A Unique White Mountains Exhibit

Barbara Coles, New Hampshire Magazine, February 2015

A Trip for Art Lovers to Plymouth, NH

Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, New Hampshire Magazine, November 2014

Mt. Washington State Park 50th Anniversary

Edith Tucker, The Coos County Democrat, October 22, 2014

Mount Washington State Park Honored on 50th Anniversary

Dan Seufert, Union Leader, October 16, 2014

Dover’s Woodman Joins NH Museum Trail, Sunday, June 8, 2014

Music Composed for NH’s Grand Hotels Revived

NewsOK, June 17, 2013

A Morning Hike and Exploring ‘Beyond Granite’

Ed Parsons, Conway Daily Sun, March 28, 2014

Artistic Journeys: Happy Birthday, Museum of the White Mountains!

Cynthia Melendy, Conway Daily Sun, February 26, 2014

Marker Sought to Commemorate NH Land Sale

Associated Press, January 21, 2014

State’s ‘Economic Engine’ Started with a North Country Land Deal

Union Leader, Dan Seufert, January 10, 2014

A Century of Success: The Museum of the White Mountains Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary of First Land Purchased for what would become the White Mountain National Forest

PSU News, January 10, 2014

Inaugural Leadership Academy Class Reflects on History and Culture of the Plymouth Region

PSU News, October 18, 2013

75th Anniversary: New England’s Greatest Hurricane

NHPR, Chris Jensen

Observatory Hosts Exhibit on Great New England Hurricane

Tom Eastman, The Conway Daily Sun

Music Composed for Grand Hotels Revived

The Associated Press, Holly Ramer

The People’s Forest at the Rialto

Salmon Press, Edith Tucker, July 31, 2013

The People’s Forest

NHPR, Sean Hurley, July 15, 2013

Geology Exhibit Opens at the Weather Discovery Center

The Conway Daily Sun, March 29, 2013

Director and Curator Talk about New Exhibition (video interview)

WhiteMountainstTV, March 26, 2013

WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicle

March 21, 2013

Museum Opening in the Press:

Museum News: Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains

American Fine Art, May/June 2013

New Museum Opens Door to White Mountains

The Boston Globe, April 21, 2013


Winter 2013, page 43

Housing History- Museum Celebrates the White Mountains

The Conway Daily Sun, March 2, 2013

The Museum of the White Mountains

PSU’s The Clock, Domonique Nicole Chaplin

Highlighting Northern New Hampshire

PSU’s The Clock, John Farrell

Museum of the White Mountains Opens

NHPR, Sean Hurley, February 25, 2013

From Shrine to the Sublime

Concord Monitor, February 21, 2013

Allure of the Mountains

New York Times, February 15, 2013

The Mountaineer- Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains

Cynthia Melendy, February 14, 2013

New Plymouth Museum to Serve Host of Purposes, February 14, 2013

The Concord Monitor covers the first day of the installation of the MWM first exhibition 

Alexander Cohn, Monitor Staff

PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains Opens February 23, February 5, 2013

The Museum of the White Mountains opening has also been featured in other publications and newsletters such as the AMC Outdoors and the New Hampshire Humanities Council E-Newsletter, as well as in the Associated Press and in multiple articles from some of the sources listed above.

Pre-opening MWM Press:

PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains Receives Significant Collection

PSU News

The Museum of the White Mountains

Plymouth Magazine, Fall 2012

Plymouth Museum to Feature History, Art, Artifacts of the White Mountains

The Union Leader, July 8, 2012

PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains is Making Progress

PSU News

New Museum Opening, Collecting

Laconia Daily Sun

Extraordinary Gift Establishes Museum of the White Mountains

Plymouth Magazine,  August 2010

Museum of the White Mountains at Plymouth State

Coos County Democrat, March 10, 2010

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