Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Interim Director
Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Professor of History at PSU, is the interim Executive Director of the Museum of the White Mountains. Dr. Blaine’s interest in environmental history led her to study the early twentieth-century creation of the eastern national forests. That work eventually brought her to the Museum. Her research for the Museum has focused on Americans’ historical relationship with the White Mountains as a place and concept. She has curated four shows and written three catalogues, including the “As Time Passes over the Land, ” “Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains,” and “Taking the Lead: Women and the White Mountains” exhibit in 2016.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, Dr. Blaine took part in an American Council on Education Fellowship, a program that prepares leaders in higher education. The Fellowship gave her the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of American academic leaders, including academic museum directors. Along with working at the Museum, her PSU leadership experience includes serving as the founding department chair of History, Philosophy, and Social Studies Education and as PSU Faculty Speaker.
Cynthia C Robinson, Associate Director
Cynthia joined the MWM staff in October 2015. She works on curating and designing exhibits as well as related programs for PSU and wider community audiences.
Cynthia is a teaching eco artist, who has worked to balance her studio practice with a passion for arts education, arts programming, and collaborations that create communities through the arts. With a background in combining work as a classroom art teacher, arts presenter, arts/education consultant, and traveling artist in residence, Cynthia enjoys the opportunity to work with a wide range of communities and audiences using different creative approaches to promote the overarching concept that the arts are essential to education and to the quality of life here in New Hampshire.
Cynthia is a NH State Council on the Arts- Arts in Education Roster Artist, a member of the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, New England Consortium of Artist Professionals, New Hampshire Children in Nature Coalition, and the Women’s Caucus for Art NH. She has a BS in Studio Art from Skidmore College, and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College.
Rebecca Enman, Archivist and Registrar
Rebecca Enman joined the Museum of the White Mountains as the Collections Assistant in September of 2014. A New Hampshire native, Rebecca holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons College in Boston. She has experience working with museum archives, special collections, and cultural heritage organizations, and has completed archival internships at the Concord Free Public Library in Concord MA and the New Hampshire Historical Society. Following graduation, Rebecca gained museum cataloging and collections care experience as the Collections Assistant at the Monadnock Center for History and Culture in Peterborough NH. Her special interests include improving access to collections through enhanced archival description and digital projects.
Michael Heitz, Administrative Assistant
Mike helps come up with new ideas for use in exhibits. He helps with installation, maintenance, and manages daily operations such as: hiring students, fixing that projector that won’t turn on anymore, and banner reports. He is a strong supporter of desk hammocks and whiteboard paint. He is a BFA graduate from Plymouth State University with a concentration in drawing. Mike started working at MWM in February 2016. He is also employed by the Karl Drerup Art Gallery.