News & Events

Upcoming Events

Most programs are free and take place at the MWM unless stated otherwise

 

July 20, 3:30-5:00pm, White Mountains Comics Workshop with Marek Bennett

Join NH cartoonist Marek Bennett in this fun-filled workshop to create original comics drawn from White Mountains history and lore! Using blank paper, pencils, ink, primary source materials, and four basic “storytelling elements,” we’ll  craft exciting visual narratives based on historical primary sources and/or our own White Mountains experiences. We’ll also look at how artists and authors use peer feedback to improve their work and share it with new readers.  No experience necessary — anybody can create comics!

Marek Bennett makes and teaches comics & music in New Hampshire, USA, and the world beyond. His comics work includes the graphic novel The Civil War Diary of Freeman Colby, the local history webcomic LIVE FREE AND DRAW!, and more…  www.MarekBennett.com

July 26, 5:30-7:00pm, “We Can Take It: The Story of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the White Mountains”, David Govatski

The Civilian Conservation Corps or CCC was one of the most successful federal government programs in our history and ran from 1933 -1942. This program will discuss the work of the CCC in the White Mountain region of New Hampshire and Maine. There were 21 CCC camps that were run by the US military and working for and staffed by the US Forest Service, New Hampshire State Parks and State Forests and even private forest products industry.  The setting was the Great Depression when one out of four Americans was out of work and financial collapse was common. When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office he immediately established a variety of programs including the CCC to put people back to work and improve our natural resources, parks and forests. We will take a look at the legacy of the CCC and learn about life in the CCC and their motto – “We Can Take It”.

David Govatski retired from the US Forest Service after a 33-year career that included 6 summers working as a Work Project Director at a residential Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) camp in Mount Tabor, Vermont. He was trained by CCC veterans and has had a long interest in conservation work and continues to work as an advisor with a variety of other conservation corps crews.

July 28, 10:00am-12:00pm, Fungal Foray to Peaked Hill Pond Trail, Thornton. Meet at the MWM at 9:30am. Carpooling will be a necessity for this foray due to limited parking at the trail head.

“Fungal Foray Mushroom Walk Series” with evolutionary biologist Tommy Stoughton. Suggested donation: $10

July 30, 9:00am-3:00pm, Caps Ridge Hike, Jeff Lougee, The Nature Conservancy

Alpine plant communities represent a small fraction – less than one percent – of NH’s land area, and harbor the greatest concentration of rare plant species in the State. Join Jeff Lougee, the Director of Stewardship & Ecological Management for The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire, for a hike up the Caps Ridge Trail into the alpine zone of the Presidential Range, one of the most scenic areas of the White Mountain National Forest. Participants will learn about the fragile plant communities, and some of the unique adaptations plants have to survive the harsh conditions of the alpine zone.

Participants should come prepared for a strenuous five mile round trip hike to the summit of Mt. Jefferson. Please bring food, water, sturdy hiking shoes, warm layers, and rain/wind protection.  Meet at the Caps Ridge parking area on Jefferson Notch Road at 9am. The hike will begin at 9:15am. RSVP required (max 15 participants). To RSVP, email Rebecca at rrenman@plymouth.edu or call 603-535-3210. For more information about the trail, go to: https://bit.ly/2F66bLi

Note: this event was rescheduled from June 28 due to road closure.

July 31, 5:30-7:00, “Creating the White Mountain National Forest, 1913-2018: From Idea to Reality”, Rebecca Weeks Sherrill More.

When the Weeks Act was passed in 1911, it is unlikely that anyone envisioned the White Mountain National Forest that millions of visitors enjoy today throughout the year. Creating the forest as we know it was a complex process that took many years, even after its formal establishment in 1918.

Come and learn about the remarkable transformation of the White Mountain regions landscape from a patchwork of hard-scrabble farms and forest lands to a national Forest Reserve. Presented by Rebecca W. S. More, Ph.D, Visiting Scholar, Dept. of History, Brown University.

August 1, 10am-12pm, Summer Youth Program: Pop Up Exhibit! Build an Art Show in One Day 

For kids, ages 10-12. Cost: $15

The Museum of the White Mountains is partnering with Community Education at Plymouth State University to offer a variety of fun-filled and enriching programs for children of all ages this August! Workshops foster imagination and exploration through hands-on activities designed to encourage kids to imagine, create, and share! In this one-day workshop, students will create a piece of artwork that will be displayed in Plymouth’s community event, Walkabout Wednesday! Students will learn how to install their work in the community and families are invited to check out their at show during Walkabout Wednesday! Click here to register: http://bit.ly/MWMKidsPrograms

August 3, “Wine and Cheese MWM Member Event” with Performance by 2015 WMNF Artist-in-Residence, Ben Cosgrove

August 6, 10am-12pm, Summer Youth Program: Home Is Where the HeART Is

For kids,  ages 6-9. Cost:$15

The Museum of the White Mountains is partnering with Community Education at Plymouth State University to offer a variety of fun-filled and enriching programs for children of all ages this August! Workshops foster imagination and exploration through hands-on activities designed to encourage kids to imagine, create, and share! Fairy gardens, terrariums, gnome homes. It doesn’t matter what you call them, as long as you have fun making them! In this workshop, students will use a mix of natural materials and art supplies, to create a home for a magical creature who could live in our environment. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/MWMKidsPrograms

August 7, 10 am-12pm, Summer Youth Program: Citizen Science

For kids, ages 8-12. Cost: $15

The Museum of the White Mountains is partnering with Community Education at Plymouth State University to offer a variety of fun-filled and enriching programs for children of all ages this August! Workshops foster imagination and exploration through hands-on activities designed to encourage kids to imagine, create, and share! Want to be part of real world environmental research? This workshop is designed to inspire action and eco literacy for budding scientists. Participants will get a hands-on experience that will contribute to a larger research project. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/MWMKidsPrograms

August 7, 5:30-7:00,The Slideshow that Saved the White Mountains,” Christopher Johnson

The year was 1902, and Philip Wheelock Ayres, the first chief forester of the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, was in the midst of a tour that took him in front of audiences throughout New England. His message was extraordinarily important–the forests of the White Mountains were being destroyed. But Ayres wasn’t just telling. Using a lantern slide projector, he was showing audiences dramatic photographs of the clearcuts and forest fires that were devastating the region. Ayres’s singular slide show built public support to pass the Weeks Act in 1911 and create the White Mountain National Forest in 1918. In this presentation, conservation writer Christopher Johnson will tell the story of Philip Ayres and his remarkable slide show—the slide show that helped save the White Mountains. Johnson is the author of This Grand and Magnificent Place: The Wilderness Heritage of the White Mountains and the co-author, with David Govatski, of Forests for the People: The Story of America’s Eastern National Forests.

As part of the evening, we will be introducing Anthony Poore, the new executive director of New Hampshire Humanities. Help us welcome Anthony and learn more him and  his vision for New Hampshire Humanities!

August 8, 1pm-3pm, Summer Youth Program: Nature Narratives: Storytelling with Art

For kids,  ages 10-12. Cost: $15

The Museum of the White Mountains is partnering with Community Education at Plymouth State University to offer a variety of fun-filled and enriching programs for children of all ages this August! Workshops foster imagination and exploration through hands-on activities designed to encourage kids to imagine, create, and share! In this workshop, students will use collaboration and imagination to create a series of narrative drawings that tell a story about a creature who lives in the White Mountains! After a quick tour of MWM’s featured exhibit, students will brainstorm and create a story based on what they learned in the exhibit. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/MWMKidsPrograms

August 9, 3-5pm, Summer Youth Program: The Magic of Printmaking

For kids,  ages 6-9. Cost: $15

The Museum of the White Mountains is partnering with Community Education at Plymouth State University to offer a variety of fun-filled and enriching programs for children of all ages this August! Workshops foster imagination and exploration through hands-on activities designed to encourage kids to imagine, create, and share! Explore a variety of non-toxic printmaking techniques for children. In this fun hands-on workshop, using simple materials, participants will have the opportunity to create several one-of-kind prints to take home. Click here  to register: http://bit.ly/MWMKidsPrograms

August 11, 10:00am-12:00pm, Fungal Foray to Rattlesnake Mountain Trail, Rumney. Meet at MWM at 9:30am.

“Fungal Foray Mushroom Walk Series” with evolutionary biologist Tommy Stoughton. Suggested donation: $10

August 13, 3:30-5:00pm, “Panoramas Then and Now”, John Anderson

Come explore the connection between the technology and the aesthetic of panoramas in the White Mountain National Forest in the past 90 years. John Anderson, professor of photography at Plymouth State University, will look at panoramas taken by Guy Shorey and discuss how Shorey’s equipment drove the style of his panoramas compared with the current digital offerings. This hands-on program will include plenty of fun looking and making.

John is the owner of On the Spot Photography, and has been teaching photography at Plymouth State University since 2004. In 2013, John was selected as the Artist-in-Residence at the White Mountain National Forest.

August 16, 5:30-7:00, “Fashioning a Public Forest for New Hampshire – Creating the Future”, Marcia Schmidt Blaine

Years before it was fashionable, Concord-native Joseph B. Walker called for the creation of “public forests” in the White Mountains. He was well-respected and articulate, yet his passionate pleas were met with loud arguments. Was it constitutional to purchase private lands for public conservation? Was the value of forests so important to society that a private forest should become a public one? What about the impact it would have on the economy? A few heard and heeded his voice. They organized to save the forests and hired Philip Ayres to present their case to NH, New England, and the nation. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Professor of History and head of Government Relations at PSU, will explore the long-term efforts it took to develop the White Mountain National Forest.

August 19, 1:00-3:00pm, Fungal Foray to Smarts Brook Trail. Meet at the MWM at 12:30pm

“Fungal Foray Mushroom Walk Series” with evolutionary biologist Tommy Stoughton. Suggested donation: $10

August 20, 9:00am noon, “Field trip to Bartlett Experimental Forest”

Spend a morning learning about the silviculture and wildlife habitat research that has been going on for over 80 years on the Bartlett Experimental Forest. This forest was formerly established in 1932 as a field laboratory to conduct research on growing northern hardwoods. Longtime U.S. Forest Service researchers Bill Leak, Mariko Yamasaki, and Chris Costello will lead an informative tour and discussion on how to manage forests for timber while also benefiting a wide variety of wildlife species. This driving tour will include stops at stands that have been managed with even and uneven-aged management systems.

Meet in front of the BEF lab and conference room building, located at the US Forest Service center on Pine Street in Bartlett, NH. The group will leave just after 9am. Bring your own car. Carpooling is encouraged! RSVP required (max 35 participants). To RSVP, email Rebecca at rrenman@plymouth.edu or call 603-535-3210.

Bill Leak is a Research Silviculturist who has worked for the U.S. Forest Service for over 60 years studying timber and wildlife habitat management and has published over 150 articles on a wide range of silvicultural topics.

Mariko Yamasaki is a Research Wildlife Biologist who has worked for the U.S. Forest Service almost 40 years. She provides wildlife-silvicultural habitat guidance to forest managers, and conducts research on a variety of wildlife species, as well as forest habitat management issues.

Chris Costello is a Wildlife Biologist with the U.S. Forest Service who works closely with Mariko Yamasaki and Bill Leak implementing field studies that investigate the influence of silvicultural practices on wildlife habitat.

August 22. 5:30-7:00pm. “Going with the Flow: Conserving Resilient and Connected Landscapes”, David Patrick, The Nature Conservancy

To track a rapidly changing climate, plants and animals must relocate to survive. In 2016, The Nature Conservancy completed an analysis of “Resilient and Connected Landscapes for Terrestrial Conservation”. This first-of-its-kind study maps climate-resilient sites, confirmed biodiversity locations, and species movement areas (zones and corridors) across Eastern North America. The study uses the information to prioritize a conservation portfolio that naturally aligns these features into a network of resilient sites integrated with the species movement zones, and thus a blueprint for conservation that represents all habitats while allowing nature to adapt and change. Dr. Patrick will provide an overview of the approaches used in developing this conservation portfolio and discuss how the data layers can be used to identify priorities for different conservation tactics including land protection and mitigating the effects of roads. The presentation will finish with looking at the role of our northern forests, including the White Mountains, in helping to conserve biodiversity at a continental scale in a changing world.

David Patrick is the Director of Conservation Programs for The Nature Conservancy in New Hampshire. Dr. Patrick’s education includes a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of North Wales, an MSc. in Conservation Biology from the University of Kent, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine, Orono. He has conducted marine, terrestrial, and freshwater ecological research in Europe, Tanzania, and the United States. Prior to joining the Conservancy, David served as Director of the Center for Adirondack Biodiversity in upstate New York, where his research focused broadly on the effects of climate change on biodiversity.

August 24, 2:00-3:00pm, “A Forest Guard’s Life in the White Mountain National Forest 1926-1937”, Mac Dudley

In the spring of 1926, Alva Richardson was selected by the US Forest Service to be a Forest Guard in the WMNF. In the fall of 1926, he and his wife, Mildred Everett, settled at a Guard Station located where the Wild River Campground is today, where they lived from spring to late fall over the next seven years and year round from 1933 to 1937. They had three children, the oldest of which, Betty, was born at Wild River. She was the first recorded birth in the WMNF and was named the WMNF baby.  Mildred, a devoted photographer, took many photos while living in the Forest, and after Alva’s death, she typed out her memoirs of her and Alva’s life during that time. Both the photos and her memoirs provide a unique record of the early days of the WMNF. Join Caroleen “Mac” McKenzie-Dudley, one of Mildred and Alva’s granddaughters, as she tells their story, and view some of the many tools Alva used as a Forest Guard, currently on display in the exhibit.

Mac Dudley is retired and lives in Rangeley, Maine. She spent a season as a Backcountry Ranger for the USFS in the WMNF in 2012, essentially so that she could “walk in her Grandfather’s foot-steps”’. She is a Registered Maine Guide and sole proprietor of Mountain High Backcountry Guide Service. She is a volunteer trail maintainer for both the USFS and the AMC and maintains several trails in the Wild River area. Some of which her grandfather built as Forest Guard. Mac has been developing her Grandmother’s memoirs and photos into a book for the past several years and hopes that it will soon be published.

August 29, 2:00-4:00pm, ”Ossipee Pine Barrens Fire Ecology Field Trip”, Jeff Lougee from The Nature Conservancy

With support from the White Mountain National Forest, The Nature Conservancy has been working for over 25 years to protect and restore the globally rare Ossipee Pine Barrens. Join the Conservancy’s Director of Stewardship & Ecological Management, Jeff Lougee, to learn about the unique plants and animals of the pine-barrens, and how prescribed fire is being used to maintain the ecosystem. The hike will be approximately two miles round trip along a level footpath that explores an area that has been managed with controlled burning.

RSVP is required (max 25 participants). To RSVP, email Rebecca at rrenman@plymouth.edu or call 603-535-3210. Meet at the Ossipee Pine Barrens “West Branch” Trailhead off of Route 41 in Madison, NH. Meet at 2pm for the Ossipee trip. The hike will begin at 2:15pm. For more information about the Pine Barrens, go to: https://bit.ly/2HiFDg6

Directions from the intersection of NH 16 and NH 41 in West Ossipee: 
•    To reach the preserve’s main parking area, follow NH 41 north for approximately 2 miles and look for The Nature Conservancy’s preserve sign on your right. Turn right onto the Class VI dirt road to reach the preserve entrance and parking area.
•    To access the southern portion of the preserve, follow NH 41 north for approximately ½ mile and turn right onto Ossipee Lake Road. Drive approximately 2.1 miles down Ossipee Lake Road, and there is trailhead and a small pull-off parking area located on the left side of the road.
•    To access the northern portion of the preserve along Cook’s Pond and Cook’s river, follow NH 41 north for approximately 2.5 miles and turn right onto East Shore Drive.  Follow East Shore Drive for approximately 1.1 miles, and turn right onto Leadmind Road.  Drive approximately 0.4 miles down Leadmine Road, and there is a trailhead and a small pull-off on located on the left side of the road.

September 5, 5:00-6:00pm, “Fungi of the White Mountain National Forest Seminar”, Dr. Tommy Stoughton at the MWM.

 


 ‘The People’s Forest: A Centennial Celebration of the White Mountain National Forest” Press

Rob Burbank’s Outdoors with the AMC: National Forest exhibit is making the rounds

Rob Burbank, Outdoors with the AMC, July 6, 2018

“Exploring ‘The People’s Forest’ at the Museum of the White Mountains”

Ed Parsons, The Conway Daily Sun, June 15, 2018

White Mountain National Forest established 100 years ago Wednesday 

KC Downey, WMUR-TV, May 16, 2018

White Mountain National Forest officials mark 100th anniversary with vibrant exhibit

Elise Takahama, Boston Globe, May 17, 2018

‘People’s Forest kicks off its centennial celebration

Stephanie Morales, Concord Monitor, May 17, 2018

100th anniversary of creation of ‘The People’s Forest’ is celebrated 

John Koziol, Union Leader, May 17, 2018

‘The People’s Forest’: WMNF celebrates 100th birthday

Tom Eastman, Conway Daily Sun, May 18, 2018

 


Past Events

 


 

July 16, 2018 – Protecting our Pollinators, Kelly Dwyer, New Hampshire Audubon.  5:30-6:30pm. Museum of the white Mountains.

July 12, 2018 –  Photography Through the Trees: An Exhibit Featuring Photographs by John Anderson. Opening Reception at Silver Center for the Arts. 6:30pm.

July 11, 2018 – Find Your “True North” at the Women’s Walkabout – Where does your Art Lie? 5:00-7:00pm. Plymouth Downtown.

July 10, 2018 –  “Painting a Connection to the Land”, Ryan Polk.5:30-7:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

July 7, 2018 – Fungal Foray to Smarts Brook Trail. Meet at the MWM at 9:30am.

July 6, 2018 – Free Talk by Quinn Morrissette, WMNF 2018 Artist in Residence. Presented by Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire & White Mountain National Forest. 6:30-7:30. Museum of the White Mountains.

June 29, 2018 – Screening of David Huntley’s Documentary: The People’s Forest. 3:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

June 24, 2018 – First Fungal Foray of 2018 to Langdon Park with evolutionary biologist, Tommy Stoughton. Meet at the MWM at 12:30pm. 1-3pm.

June 20, 2018 – “The Streamflow Study that Justified the Weeks Act”, Gordon Stuart. 5:30-6:30pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

June 15, 2018 – Artist Talk and Demo with Craig Altobello.  3:30-5:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

June 6, 2018 Walkabout Wednesday. 4:00–6:00 pm. Downtown Plymouth & Museum of the White Mountains.

June 4, 2018 – “’Not one cent for scenery’: The Story of How the National Forests Became the Nation’s Forests”, James Lewis. 5:30-7:00. Museum of the White Mountains.

May 23, 2018 – Field Trip to the Fabyan Guard Station, 3-4pm, with Optional Side Trip to site of JE Henry Charcoal Kilns. Led David Govatski. 1:00-3:00pm.

May 22, 2018 –  White Mountain Forest Fires, David Govatski. Museum of the White Mountains. 5:30-7:00pm.

May 16, 2018 –  “The People’s Forest: Centennial Exhibit of the White Mountain National Forest” Opening Reception. 5:00-7:00pm.

May 10, 2018 PSU Art Awards. 5:00-6:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

April 28, 2018 – A Woman’s Place is at the Top: A Biography of Annie Smith Peck, Queen of the Climbers. 10am-11:00am. MWM Open Lab.

April 23, 24, 25, 2018 – After School Art Club. For kids, grades 5-8, who love to make art! MWM Open Lab.

April 2, 9, 16, 2018 – After School Art Club. For kids, grades 5-8, who love to make art! MWM Open Lab.

April 19, 2018 – Bingo Night at the Museum! Open to PSU students only.3:00-5:00pm. MWM Open Lab.

April 18, 2018 – ARTalk: BFA in Studio Art. 4:15-5:30: Private talk for PSU students only. 5:30-6:30pm: Public talk. Facilitated by Sarah Parrish. Museum of the White Mountains.

April 17, 2018 – ARTalk: BFA in Graphic Design. 4:15-5:30: Private talk for PSU students only. 5:30-6:30pm. Public talk. Facilitated by Pam Anneser. Silver Center. 

April 12, 2018 – Fun With Papers! Led by Jong-Yoon Kim, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Plymouth State University. 3:00-5:00pm. MWM Open Lab.

April 11, 2018 – “BFA in Studio Art” Exhibit Opening Reception. 4:00-6:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

April 10, 2018 – “BFA in Graphic Design” Exhibit Opening Reception. 4:00-6:00pm. Silver Center

April 5, 2018 – Working for the Forest: US Forest Service Career Panel, facilitated by Adam Keul. Presented in Heritage Commons. 4:00-5:00pm. Heritage Commons.

March 21, 2018 Walkabout Wednesday Youth Arts Month. 4:00–6:00 pm. Downtown Plymouth & Museum of the White Mountains.

March 15, 2018 – Dream Catcher Workshop with Mary Patten. 4:00-5:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

March 12, 2018 – Art in the Age of the Internet, with Jeffrey De Blois, PSU ’06. 4:00-5:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

February 27, 2018 – “Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit” Opening Reception. This exhibit celebrates all levels of student art making at PSU. 4-6pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

February 20, 2018 – Quilting Meets the Art Process. Artist talk/demo with PSU Professor, Annette Mitchell. 4:00-5:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

February 19, 2018 – The State of the Birds: What NH communities can do to to help bird populations. A NH Audubon talk presented by Pam Hunt. 5:30-6:30pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

February 9, 2018 – SYNTHESIS 2018: Innovating Connections Across Disciplines Conference. Second annual conference for NH Educators at the MWM, inspired by the Museum’s  exhibit “Forest to Forest: Bicknell’s Thrush.”Click here for more information. 9:30am-3pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

February 6, 2018 – “Jong-Yoon Kim: Light, Form, and Material” Opening Reception.  5-7pm. Silver Center for the Arts Lobby.

January 30, 2018 – “Forest to Forest: Bicknell’s Thrush” Opening Reception. . 5:00-7:00 pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

December 19, 2017 – Envisioning the Exhibit. PSU students. 6:00-7:30 pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

December 8, 2017 – Wine-and-Cheese Member Thank You Event. 5:30-7:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

December 6, 2017 – Plymouth State University Student Art Sale. 10am-6pm. Museum of the White Mountains. 

December 6, 2017 Walkabout Wednesday and Jammin at Karl’s feat. PSU student band Squatch. 5-6pm. Downtown Plymouth & Museum of the White Mountains.

December 4 –  ARTalk. PSU Art Faculty panel moderated by Sarah Parrish. Free and open to all.  5-6pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

Click here to see the full video from this event.

November 16, 2017 – “Vanishing Act: Endangered Species” exhibition opening reception. 5:30-7pm. Silver Center for the Arts.

November 14, 2017 – ARTalk. PSU art faculty panel, moderated by Sarah Parrish. Free and open to all. 5-6pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

November 14, 2017 – PSU Student Watercolor Workshop with Cliff Gleason. Students only. Museum of the White Mountains.

November 13, 2017 –Painting for the Birds! Community watercolor workshop with Cliff Gleason. 3-4pm & 6-7:30pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

November 9, 2017 –Bingo Night at the Museum = FOOD & FUN for PSU students. 4-6pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

November 7, 2017 –“Sources of Inspiration: Friends Family, Connections” exhibition opening reception. 4-6pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

November 6, 2017 –Composition in the White Mountains Project Proposals. 7-8:30pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

November 1, 2017 –Walkabout Wednesday and Jammin’ At Karl’s with the PSU student band Kachow.  5-6pm. Downtown Plymouth & Museum of the White Mountains.

October 31, 2017 –Night at the Haunted Museum. Open to PSU students only.  6-8pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

October 25, 2017 –Pumpkin Carving at the MWM! 4-5pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

October 26, 2017 –“Painting and Printing with Water-based Media” Exhibition Closing Reception with Annette Mitchell and her class.  5-6pm. Lamson Library.

October 13, 2017 – The History of Mount Washington, Also Called Agiocochook. Special event for MWM-Members and special guests, featuring a new presentation by Ed Webster. Museum of the White Mountains.

October 1, 2017 – Final Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray to Quincy Bog in Rumney. 1-3pm

September 26, 2017 – “Lasting Impressions: A Juried Alumni Arts Exhibition” Opening Reception. 4-6pm. Museum of the White Mountains, Silver Center for the Arts, Lamson Library.

September 12, 2017 –  Nature as a Classroom: Why teaching “out-of-the-doors” was and is still relevant. Presented by Christian Bission. 3-4 pm.

September 7, 2017 – Camps + Schools = Complete Education. Presented by Dr. Christopher Thurber. 5-6pm.

September 6, 2017 – Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray: Led by evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment to Langdon Park. 2:30-3:45pm.

August 21, 2017 – What is THAT? Mushroom seminar presented by Dr. Tommy Stoughton. 7:00-8:00pm.

August 5, 2017 – Mushroom Walk/ Fungal Foray: Led by evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment at Fox Park. 9:30am-noon.

July 13, 2017 –  A Manufactured Wilderness presented by Connecticut College Professor, architectural historian, and author of A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Making of American Youth, 1890-1960.  3:30-4:30pm.

July 7, 2017 – Mushroom Walk/Fungal Foray: Led by evolutionary biologist Dr. Tommy Stoughton of the PSU Center for the Environment at Smarts Brook. 9:30am-noon.

June 29, 2017 – Rockywold-Deephaven Camps: Respite from a Hectic World, presented by Margie Howe Emmons. 4:30-5:30pm.

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. 5:00-6:00pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

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

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

April 12, 2017 Climate Change and Plymouth, with Adam Keul, Len Reitsma, Lisa Doner, and Shandra McLane. 5-6:30pm. 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 5:00-6:30pm. Museum of the White Mountains.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dec. 3, 2016 – Weaving Words – Saturday Morning at the museum program for families. 10:30–11:30 am. 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 pm. 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. 4:00-5:00pm, 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. 5:00-6:00pm, 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”. 4:30-5:30pm, 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. 6:30-7:30pm, Museum of the White Mountains.

April 20, 2016 – Blair Folts
Artist Demonstration and Talk. Co-Hosted by the Karl Drerup Gallery. 2:30-4:00pm, 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. 4:00-5:00pm, 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

New Hampshire: The Birthplace of the Summer Camp

Virginia Prescott, NHPR Word of Mouth, August 4, 2017

What I Learned at Summer Camp: Memories made in New Hampshire’s Great Outdoors

New Hampshire Chronicle, WMUR News 9, August 1, 2017

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:

This Year’s Student Juried Art Exhibit: A “Socially Conscious” Showcase of Progress

 Peter Ntourntourekas, The Clock Online, March 11, 2018

 ICA, Boston Curator, to Visit PSU

Lindsey DeRoche, The Clock Online, March 11, 2018

Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains launches online database

Nashua Telegraph. October 26, 2017

Museum Has Database of 19th Century White Mountain Artists

Associated Press, October 20, 2017

Museum Has Database of 19th Century White Mountain Artists

NH1. October 21, 2017

PSU receives $250,000 gift from the McLane Family for Museum of the White Mountains

The Record Enterprise, September 21, 2017

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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