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Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains Online Exhibition

Wayfinding: Maps of the White Mountains features maps from the far and recent past, as well as  map tools for today’s hikers, tourists, scientists, weekend explorers, and enthusiasts. As the story of White Mountain maps progresses, we see the tremendous variety of maps, not just by type of map, but also by the range of aesthetic choices by the mapmakers, even for a given type of map, and even during relatively short periods of time. Each map describes specific places and routes, and also tells a story of the knowledge, curiosity, purposes, pleasures, and design ideas of its time. This gives the White Mountains one of the richest cartographic histories of any single mountain region in the world.

The Museum of the White Mountains is located on N’dakinna, which is the traditional ancestral homeland of the Abenaki, Pennacook and Wabanaki Peoples past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the land and waterways and thank the alnobak and Abenaki elders who have stewarded N’dakinna throughout the generations.