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Meghan C. Doherty

Meghan C. Doherty became the Director of the Museum of the White Mountains in January 2022. Having grown up in Dummer, NH, where her family continues to reside, the White Mountains have always been an important part of her life, and she is delighted to join the MWM and help others engage with and appreciate the history and beauty of the region.

Her research focuses on the connections between art and science as seen in the visual culture of the early Royal Society of London, and her current book project, Carving Knowledge, features studies of primary visual and written materials related to Robert Hooke’s Micrographia, Francis Willughby’s Ornithology and the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. Her book, Engraving Accuracy in Early Modern England: Visual Communication and the Royal Society, will be published by Amsterdam University Press in Spring 2022.

Before joining MWM, she was the Director of the Doris Ulmann Galleries, Curator of the College Art Collection, and Associate Professor of Art History at Berea College.



Rebecca Enman
Assistant Director

Rebecca Enman joined the Museum of the White Mountains in September of 2014. She was named Assistant Director in September 2021.  A New Hampshire native, Rebecca holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons University. She has experience working with museum archives, special collections, and cultural heritage organizations. 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, before coming to the Museum of the White Mountains.

Rebecca is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term development of the Museum’s archives program. She also serves a major role in the research, planning, implementation, and installation of the Museum’s 10-12 exhibitions per year, in addition to overseeing the Museum’s membership, events, and social media.

Rebecca lives in Bristol NH. During her free time she enjoying baking cakes and cookies, spending time with family and friends, and spoiling her adorable senior rescue cat, Trudy. 



Heidi Underbakke
Museum Preparator

In August of 2021, Heidi Underbakke joined the staff at MWM as the Museum Preparator. In this role, she coordinates the design and installation of MWM exhibits, arranging and hanging the pieces you see on display.

Heidi worked a handful of years in museum collections across the country after earning her Bachelors in Art History from Drake University. In 2016, she spent a year serving in AmeriCorps as a carpenter and weatherization assistant. She then pursued her AAS in Architectural Engineering at Vermont Technical College and spent a year in residential project management.

Heidi is thrilled to return to her museum roots at MWM to apply both of her degrees. She also consults on renovation and design jobs, and will talk about energy efficiency to anyone who will listen.

When she’s not on the job, you can find her restoring her mid-century home in Littleton, NH, with her dogs Roux and Delta and cat Wingra. In good weather, Heidi and her husband are learning to sail their 12-foot sailboat, Dabbler, with the hopes of eventually graduating to a boat that is less comically small.