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: https://www.plymouth.edu/150/
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!
- Plymouth State Presidents through time
- Plymouth State Traditions
- The history of Plymouth State’s campus buildings
- Want to see your yearbook? You can find PSU yearbooks archived here
- PSU publications like The Conning Tower and Plymouth Magazine have been archived here
- You can browse wonderful Historical PSU photos by theme here
- Since 2011, Plymouth State presidents have been selecting their favorite student artworks from the annual student juried exhibition. Artworks from the collection are rotated to be seen in offices, hallways, and various common areas across campus. See the President’s Collection of student artworks here
- Many students in the early days of Plymouth State, created scrapbooks with notes, photos, and artifacts from their experiences. See an example of an entire 1905 scrapbook, here
- In 2020, Spinelli Archives Director, Alice Staples, began collecting COVID-19 stories and artifacts
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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
Annalise Fazzina ’21
Spinelli Archive Artifact Research:
Silver Center Staff:
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
PSU Alumni Relations
Deborah Bordeau ‘82
Richard Campbell ‘60
Peter S. Cofran ’76 ‘88G
John Colburn ‘65
Janet Condon-Krieger ‘77
David Delano ‘82
Hannah Dutton ‘17
Hannah Gaudet ‘21
Althea M. Goundrey ’87 ‘96G
A. Patricia Harlow ‘44
Nancy Lewonchuk ‘21
Linda MacDonald ‘13
Mary Ann McGarry
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org