Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Interim Director
Dr. Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Professor of History at PSU, will transition into a new role as Interim Director of the Museum of the White Mountains starting in January of 2016, following a semester at James Madison University where she is serving the first half of her American Council on Education Fellowship, a program that prepares leaders in higher education. In the interim, Dean Cynthia Vascak will be overseeing the Museum programming, operations, and staffing and collaborating closely with the Museum’s Advisory Council, chaired by Woolsey Conover.
Dr. Blaine is a Museum Scholar and has previously curated three exhibitions at the MWM. Her research focuses on the development of American identity in the eighteenth century and the Americans’ historical relationship with the White Mountains. Her 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.