News & Events

Upcoming Events

Sept 28: 6:30-7:30pm, Bob Cottrell and Sally Manikian

She’s the top dog: Stories of women and their dog teams

Bob Cottrell will discuss the critical role played by women racers, breeders, historians, sled makers, Olympians, and promoters in the sport of sled dog racing. Some of the women to be featured include Clara Enebuske, Caryl Peabody, Edna Ricker, Kate Sleeper, Florence Clark, Eva Brunelle Seeley, Karen Jones, Marjory Gane Harkness, Julia Lombard and Nancy Cowan.  Around 7pm, Sally Manikian, current musher and owner of Shady Pines Sleddogs will discuss the sport and female mushers today.  There will be a members-only event, “Meet the Sled Dogs,” from 6-6:30.

The talk will be held at the Museum of the White Mountains.

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

In September of 1915, the artist’s grandparents, and a few other hikers, were stranded by a severe storm in the newly opened Lake-of-the-Clouds hut, located just below the summit of Mt. Washington. Enduring bitter cold, scant food and no way to communicate with the outside world, they were trapped for 5 days. This book retells their survival story with a focus on the female perspective of her grandmother. The artist will give a presentation on the making of her book, with anecdotes and visuals from her research and writing, the creation and hand printing of the illustrations and text, and the final hand binding of a small edition. A copy of this book resides in the collections of the museum.

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

Past Events

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 – The Story Behind the Story of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938 and the Role of Women Before, During and after the Storm: A Presentation by Lourdes Aviles. 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

‘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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