Beginning with work on nineteenth-century painters of the White Mountains and spurred on by hiking, Prof. Marcia Schmidt Blaine has long been fascinated with the White Mountains. Currently a New Hampshire and New England historian as well as a Fellow at the interdisciplinary Museum of the White Mountains, her recent research has focused on the art community in the nineteenth-century White Mountains and New Hampshire’s role in the rise of the conservation movement and successful passage of the Weeks Act. She continues to explore the role of tourism, industry, art, local activism and networking in protecting the White Mountains and the role of romanticism and capitalism in society’s appreciation of the New Hampshire hills.
Prof. Blaine is currently the Chair of Plymouth State University’s Department of History and Philosophy.
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