PSU’s Museum of the White Mountains Offers Presentation on New Hampshire’s Grand Hotels September 11

August 23rd, 2012 by blyndes

Plymouth, N.H. – The public is invited to join author Bryant Tolles, Jr. Tuesday, September 11 for a Museum of the White Mountains sponsored lecture, “The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains,” at 2 Pillsbury Street in Concord at 7 p.m.

Tolles, who holds a PhD in history from Boston University, has an extensive background in museum studies and education, having served as assistant director of the New Hampshire Historical Society and director of the Essex Institute in Salem, Mass.  He worked as professor of history and director of the museum studies program at the University of Delaware from 1984 to 2006. He has also taught at Tufts and Harvard and published several books on tourism and architecture of the White Mountains, including The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains: A Vanishing Architectural Legacy and Summer Cottages in the White Mountains: The Architecture of Leisure and Recreation, 1870 to 1930.

The Museum of the White Mountains, set on the picturesque campus of Plymouth State University, celebrates the unique history, culture and essence of the New Hampshire region. Opening in early 2013, the museum will offer presentations, exhibitions and programs for researchers, students and the public. Collections will be available digitally so visitors, regardless of their location, can enjoy the museum’s offerings.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu.

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