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Wayfinding in Their Own Words: Historical Journals, Maps and Hikers of the White Mountains

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Online

Presented live via Zoom with time for Q&A. Pre-registration is required.

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Have you ever tried to retrace the steps of an explorer from before your time? Attempted to use an old map to guide you around a modern landscape? In this presentation we’ll look at the White Mountains through early 20th century hiker journal excerpts, historical and contemporary photos and maps. We’ll explore in words and pictures how wayfinding and backpacking have and have not changed over the course of a century or more. These journal-keepers of old will describe scenes of logging and forest fires, getting lost and finding their way again, wilderness and mountaintop bliss as they experienced it. 

Becky Fullerton is the Archivist of the Appalachian Mountain Club, based out of the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch. She is a self-professed history nerd, a trail runner and White Mountains landscape painter. 

Presented as part of the Museum’s summer exhibition: Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains. The Virtual Summer 2021 Speaker Series was made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at 


July 27
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free Online