News & Events

Upcoming Events

Most programs are free and open to all unless stated otherwise

 

Current exhibit: Summer Camps: The White Mountains Roots of an Iconic American Experience
May 3, 2017 – September 13, 2017


 

 

June 29. 4:30-5:30 pm: Rockywold-Deephaven Camps: Respite from a Hectic World

Founded in 1897 by Alice Mabel Bacon and Mary Alice Armstrong, Rockywold and Deephaven Camps were created as an oasis away from the pressures of an ever-modernizing world. Family owned and operated for much of its history, the Camps have changed with the times and yet retained their purpose: a place where families and friends can reconnect with each other and the natural world. Here, for 120 years, guests have enjoyed a simpler life immersed in the tranquility of the lake, woods, and surrounding mountains. Margie Howe Emmons, the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Armstrong, will explain how these two camps began and how they grew together.

July 7. Meet at the MWM 9:30 am.  10-12: Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray

Join us for our inaugural mushroom walk of our pilot summer-fall series! This is a pilot for a larger series to be held next year.  Attend any that you can.  Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment will lead a short and leisurely fungal foray and hike, one that includes some steep pitches in areas, and hopefully chanterelles, at Smarts Brook from 10am-noon. Suggested donation: $10.

July 13. 3:30-4:30 pm:  A Manufactured Wilderness

Why were summer camps created? What ideals motivated their founders? What factors influenced their design? How did they change over time? Abigail Van Slyck trains an informed eye on the most visible and evocative aspect of camp life: its landscape and architecture. She argues that summer camps delivered much more than a simple encounter with the natural world. Instead, she suggests, camps provided a man-made version of wilderness, shaped by adult anxieties about modernity and its impact on the lives of children. Connecticut College Professor Abigail Van Slyck is an architectural historian and author of A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Making of American Youth, 1890-1960.

August 5.  Meet at the MWM at 9:30. Second Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray.

Join us for the second mushroom walk of our pilot summer-fall series!  You do not need to have attended any of the other walks to join us for this one.  Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment will lead a short and leisurely fungal foray and hike to Fox Park in Plymouth. Suggested donation: $10.

August 21. 7-8 pm: What is THAT?

To enhance the knowledge of any interested in mushrooms, Dr. Tommy Stoughton will present a seminar on diversity and distribution of fungi within the White Mountains.  You do not need to have attended any of the other walks to join us for this one.

September 5. 3-4 pm: Nature as a Classroom: Why teaching “out-of-the-doors” was and is still relevant

From the Greek philosophers to the 18th century educators and now contemporary education reformers, Nature with a capital “N” has always been a great place for teaching and learning. This experiential and interactive workshop will look at the reasons why nature is such a powerful environment for learning. Historical, philosophical, and theoretical arguments will be presented and discussed. Prof. Christian Bisson, Adventure Education Program Coordinator, will lead a walk in the woods and help visitors appreciate why Nature and living/learning outdoors is still, if not even more, relevant than ever before.

September 6. Leave MWM at 2:45 pm.  Third Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray.

Join us for the third mushroom walk of our pilot summer-fall series!  Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment will lead a short and leisurely fungal foray and hike to Langdon Park in Plymouth. You do not need to have attended any of the other walks to join us for this one. Suggested donation: $10.

September 7. 5–6 pm: Camps + Schools = Complete Education

Drawing on more than 35 years of experience working in camps and schools around the world, psychologist Dr. Christopher Thurber describes how camps fill the gaps in traditional classroom education. It’s no surprise that the first camps in North America were founded by professional educators who understood the value of taking children from inside to outside, changing lessons from rote memorization to real-world problem-solving, and from mostly sitting to mostly running around. Research from the American Camp Association, concepts from P21.org, and intuition from kids and parents all point to the same conclusion: The complementary nature of camps and schools is essential to positive youth development.

October 1. Meet at MWM at 12:30 pm.  Final Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray. 1-3 pm

Join us for the final mushroom walk of our pilot summer-fall series!  Evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment will lead a short and leisurely fungal foray and hike to Quincy Bog in Rumney. You do not need to have attended any of the other walks to join us for this one. Suggested donation: $10.

 


Past Events

 


June 23, 2017 – Members are invited to join us for a special short behind-the-scenes tour with exhibit co-curators – with plenty of time for questions, plus fun camp activities! Wine and cheese will be served.

June 6, 2017 – Rugged Communalism: Summer Camp, Education, and Democracy with “Summer Camps” co-curator, Paul Hutchinson. 5:00-6:00. Museum of the White Mountains.

May 3, 2017 – “Summer Camps: The White Mountains Roots of an Iconic American Experience” Opening Reception. 4:00-6:00. Museum of the White Mountains.

April 19, 2017 – Artist Talk with Curators Shandra McLane and Kimberly Anderson Ritchie, and Poet, Liz Ahl. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Museum of the White Mountains.

April 12, 2017 Climate Change and Plymouth, with Adam Keul, Len Reitsma, Lisa Doner, and Shandra McLane. 5-6:30 p.m. Museum of the White Mountains.

April 4, 2017 – Climate Change and Water Impact: The Boston Experience with John Cleveland, followed by Members and exhibit partners-only evening. 3:30-4:30 and 5:00-6:30 p.m. Museum of the White Mountains.

March 10, 2017 – Interweaving Art, Science, Technology in Our Classrooms, a PSU STEAM Conference Day. 9:30- 2:30 p.m. Museum of the White Mountains.

Feb. 22, 2017Art Meets Science: Climate Change and Atmosphere, featuring artist Fawn Atencio and PSU scientist Eric Kelsey.  5:30-7:00 p.m. Museum of the White Mountains.

Feb. 16, 2017 – Art, Math, Science, Technology Collide! A talk/ hands on workshop with Erik and Martin Demaine. 3:30-5 p.m. Museum of the White Mountains.

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

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

Dec. 8, 2016: Artist talk and printmaking demonstration with artist, Bill Mitchell. 5-6:30 p.m. Museum of the White Mountains. 

Dec. 3, 2016 – Weaving Words – Saturday Morning at the museum program for families. 10:30–11:30 a.m. Museum of the White Mountains.

Nov. 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.

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

Dec. 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

‘Summer Camps: The White Mountains Roots of an Iconic American Experience’ Press

Recalling the Days of Summer Camp at the Museum of the White Mountains

Kathi Caldwell-Hopper, The Laker, May 21, 2017

‘Summer Camps’ Exhibit is Museum of the White Mountains Best Yet

Ed Parsons, Conway Daily Sun, May 12, 2017

The ‘Caddy Camps’ of the North Country

Chris Jensen, In Depth NH, May 8, 2017

Summer Camps: The White Mountains Roots of an Iconic American Experience

Sarah Liebowitz, The Clock Online, April 27, 2017

‘Forecasting: Climate Change and Water Impact’ Press

Understanding Our Mountain: Exhibition Explores Climate Conditions on Mt. Washington Through Art and Science

Elodie Reed, The Concord Monitor, February 25, 2017

Ed Parsons – Museum of the White Mountains

Ed Parsons, The Conway Daily Sun, February 17, 2017

New Exhibit Combines Climate Change with Art

Sarah Liebowitz, The Clock, February 9, 2017

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

PSU Poets and Artists Blaze a Novel Trail in New Exhibit 

PSU Canon Staff, The Canon – The Official English Department Blog at Plymouth State University, 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:

Women of the White Mountains

Jimmy Gutierrez, NHPR Word of Mouth, August 16, 2016

Howard — Women ascending

Elizabeth Howard, Laconia Daily Sun, August 10, 2016

Taking the Lead in NH’s White Mountains

Kathi Caldwell-Hopper, The Laker, May 28, 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, TheTaker.com, 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

Citizen.com, March 30, 2015

Trail Clubs of the White Mountains Exhibition Preview

cohostrail.org, March 29, 2015

MWM in the Press:

Hay Fever, Nervous Exhaustion and Fake News: The Rise and Fall of Bethlehem’s Grand Hotels

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

Fosters.com, 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

NEMA News

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

NewHampshire.com, 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

AmericanTowns.com, 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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