Travel back in time and imagine your stay at the Vacation Playground of America. This Online exhibition features artifacts from the Balsams Hotel collection at the Museum of the White Mountains graciously donated by Mr. Stephen Barba.
Meet our Donor, Mr. Stephen Barba
Stephen Barba spent 48 years working at the Balsams Hotel, starting out as a caddy and then moving on to spend three decades as the president and managing partner. Throughout his years in management, he served as an active volunteer and leader in several professional and community organizations. He has received many awards including the National Resort Executive of the year, and was honored for his life-time achievement by eight state and regional organizations. In 2018, Stephen Barba donated his personal collection of Balsams related memorabilia and related materials gathered throughout his career including postcards, brochures, notebooks, art, photographs and other misc. Materials related to the Balsams Hotel, The White Mountains, and New Hampshire.
About this Project:
My name is Annalise Fazzina and I am a student intern at the Museum of the White Mountains pursuing a degree in Art History. The main purpose of this project is to persuade audiences to travel back through the 1900’s and experience a summer at the Balsams Hotel. Although this exhibition only showcases bits and pieces of the entire collection, I hope you are feeling inspired to learn more by viewing The Museum of the White Mountains entire online collection here. MWM Digital Database