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Plymouth State in 150 Objects

Online/ Silver Center for the Arts, Lobby Gallery

On view March 1 – October 8, 2021.

Co-curated by MWM Intern, Annalise Fazzina’21, with support from Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Mary Anne Saul, Alice Staples, Louise McCormack, Cynthia Cutting, Rebecca Enman, and in collaboration with PSU Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Lamson Library’s Spinelli Archives, and Silver Center for the Arts.

This exhibition is installed in Silver Center for the Arts Lobby Gallery and can be visited in person by Plymouth State University students, faculty & staff with a valid PSU ID, beginning on March 1, 2021. 

In celebration of Plymouth State’s 150 year anniversary in 2021, this exhibition will be a three-dimensional timeline running through the Silver Center for the Arts Lobby, telling the history in 150 objects. The exhibition aims to highlight the sense of place at Plymouth State that has always been important for the people who live, work, teach, and learn here.  Images, artifacts, and stories gathered from all corners of the past and present PSU community will illustrate how Plymouth State continues to grow and evolve, responding to the needs and circumstances of its campus and community.

This exhibition is part of the larger year-long celebration of Plymouth State’s 150 years. To see more about events and activities go here:


Exhibition Space

Close Ups

Display Cases

Close Ups


Read Mary Anne Hyde Saul’s article about her father, President Hyde A Very Unlikely President

There is so much rich history already available in other Plymouth State online resources!

The Museum of the White Mountains has gratefully included images and text from many of these resources in the physical exhibition. In this online setting, you will be able to peruse many more wonderful images and information!




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Thank You!

This exhibition was made possible because of the many generous people who offered their time, research, writing, personal stories, historical objects, and creative ideas. The Museum of the White Mountains staff wish to heartily thank:

Project Advisory group:
Mary Anne Hyde Saul
Marcia Schmidt Blaine
Alice Staples
Louise McCormack

Project Intern:
Annalise Fazzina ’21

Spinelli Archive Artifact Research:
Alissa Helm

Silver Center Staff:
Stuart Crowell
Susanne Hastings

Thank you to the entire PSU Advancement Team for their help in connecting to Alumni, their stories, and wonderful mementoes:

Rodney Eckstrom Brian Gagnon John Scheinman Ann Thurston

Thank you to our lenders

Spinelli Archives and Special Collections

President Donald L. Birx
President Emerita Sara Jayne Steen
Liz Ahl
PSU Alumni Relations
Christian Bisson
Deborah Bordeau ‘82
Joseph Boyer
Richard Campbell ‘60
Peter S. Cofran ’76 ‘88G
John Colburn ‘65
Janet Condon-Krieger ‘77
Mitzi Dearborn
David Delano ‘82
Hannah Dutton ‘17
Hannah Gaudet ‘21
Althea M. Goundrey ’87 ‘96G
A. Patricia Harlow ‘44

Jamie Hannon
Nancy Lewonchuk ‘21
Trish Lindberg
Barbara Lopez-Mayhew
Linda MacDonald ‘13
Gary McCool
Louise McCormack
Mary Ann McGarry
Richard Ober
Plymouth Historical Society
Larry Presby ‘58
Mary Anne and Bert Hyde Saul
Gypsey Teague ‘70
Diane Tiffany ‘76
Ken Williams ’75 ’80 M. Ed.
Roma Wing ‘53

With Assistance and Ideas from

Mark Anderson/ Physical Plant
Angie Riccardi
Kristen Hersom


Share your story, photos, and artifacts

You’re invited!  Are you a current student or an alum from Plymouth State College or Plymouth State University? Are you a past or present faculty or staff member? We invite you to add your story, memory, or photo to the celebration! Use the online form below to let us know what you’d like to share.

Questions? Contact Cynthia Cutting,

Submission Form: