4:00 pm

Mountain Summers, presented by June Hammond Rowan
Wednesday, September 21, 4 - 5 p.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth


Mountain Summers reveals the personal and adventurous experiences of four fascinating women visiting and exploring the White Mountains in the late 1800s. They did not just sit on hotel porches. Instead, they worked on developing new trails, collecting plant specimens, and discovering new places. Come hear their adventures from the firsthand accounts preserved in this rare collection.

Event is free and open to the public.

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9:30 am

Techniques of the 19th Century White Mountain Painters: Artist demonstration by Lauren Sansaricq
Thursday, September 22, 9:30 - 11 a.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth


Sansaricq, whose painting "Crawford Notch" is featured in the "Taking the Lead" exhibit, will explore the 19th century White Mountain artist's approach to painting. From small Plein Air sketches to the final glazing on a large studio picture, she will discuss the typical process of artists such as John Frederick Kensett, Ann Sophia Towne Darrah, and Benjamin Champney.

Event is free and open to all.

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6:30 pm

"She's the Top Dog: Stories of Women and Their Dog Teams,"presented by Bob Cottrell and Sally Manikian.
Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 p.m.
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth


Bob Cottrell will discuss the critical role played by women racers, breeders, historians, sled makers, Olympians, and promoters in the sport of sled dog racing. Around 7 p.m., Sally Manikian, current musher and owner of Shady Pines Sleddogs, will discuss the sport and female mushers today.

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11:15 am

"Snow Bound: The Making of an Artist's Book," presented by Laurie Whitehill.
Wednesday, October 5, 11:15 - 12:15
Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth

In September of 1915, the artist’s grandparents and a few other hikers were stranded by a severe storm in the newly opened Lake-of-the-Clouds hut, located just below the summit of Mt. Washington. Enduring bitter cold, scant food, and no way to communicate with the outside world, they were trapped for 5 days. This book retells their survival story with a focus on the female perspective of her grandmother. The artist will give a presentation on the making of her book, with anecdotes and visuals from her research and writing, the creation and hand printing of the illustrations and text, and the final hand binding of a small edition. A copy of this book resides in the collections of the museum.

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2:00 pm

Can true love conquer all when Rapunzel’s beautiful long hair is cut short, her dashing prince goes blind, and both are cast out into the deep, dark wilderness?  Buy tickets online or call 603-535-2787.

Children's theatre offerings all summer long!

  • July 14at 2 p.m.
  • Studio Theatre, Silver Center for the Arts
  • $7 all seats; $5 groups (15 or mor

5:00 pm

Lucy Crawford’s 1845 History of the White Mountains was the first book published about the White Mountains. It chronicles the Crawford family’s 50-year effort to introduce the visiting public to the wonders and beauty of the White Mountains. Join living history portrayer Dijit Taylor for Lucy’s stories of life in the mountains, punctuated by birth and death, love and betrayal, road and trail building, and associated disasters.

  • July 20, 5-6 p.m.
  • Location TBA
  • Land & Community Heritage Investment Program


Using art, letters, maps, clothing and photographs, the Museum of the White Mountains' latest exhibition will explore the role of women in shaping and popularizing the White Mountains region. The exhibit highlights paintings by both female and male artists on loan from regional collectors and contemporary artists, an assortment of period photographs, and technological and hands-on experiences. It also focuses attention to beautiful and touchable replica hiking costumes created by Terri Dautcher and Rebecca Fullerton, showing the great number of heavy layers women wore while hiking in earlier periods.

  • Gallery opening reception: April 6, 6–7:30 p.m.
  • Exhibition open April 6 through October 7, 2016
  • Museum of the White Mountains, 34 Highland Street, Plymouth, NH
  • Curated by Professor Marcia Schmidt Blaine, interim director; and Cynthia Robinson, Drerup Gallery director

Mar ’14Mar

March 25, 2014 - March 8, 2015
Plymouth State University, Museum of the White Mountains

In its newest exhibition, Plymouth State University’s Museum of the White Mountains explores connections between geological history and recreation in the White Mountains. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Garlick, a New Hampshire-based writer and science educator.

The exhibition features ultra-high resolution panoramic photographs (Gigapans) of Cannon Cliff, the Franconia Ridge and the east side of Mt. Washington. These panoramas span nearly entire walls of the gallery and are featured in a touch-screen digital exhibit.

The exhibition includes topics like the connection of a geologic event such as a landslide and how that event precipitates activities such as backcountry skiing and ice climbing. It also explains the impact of the Ice Age on the region, and the science behind the formation and eventual destruction of the Old Man of the Mountain.

The museum, located at 34 Highland Street in Plymouth, is open for regular hours Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public for self-guided tours. Contact Libby Griffiths at (603) 535-3210 or to discuss and schedule group visits.