Museum of the White Mountains is a Wealth of Knowledge

White Mountains

The White Mountains is a region of our state that is full of outdoor beauty, adventure, and activities for all ages!  As a key area for tourism in our state, it is important to recognize the historical and cultural aspects of the region.  The Museum of the White Mountains, located at 34 Highland Street in Plymouth, NH, is an excellent resource for the area, focusing on history, culture, art, and geography of the White Mountains.  Through its affiliation with Plymouth State University, the museum hosts exhibitions and programming to engage and enlighten the community and guests of NH.  We recently had the pleasure of speaking with the Director of the Museum, Cynthia Cutting, and she shared so many wonderful resources with us!

In a time where virtual programming and information has become a necessity, the Museum of the White Mountains has wholeheartedly accepted the challenge.  Their virtual opportunities encompass a wide range of resources, exhibitions, and online programming – from live to interactive to informative.  As the months get colder, and the daylight hours get shorter, what better time to delve into these virtual activities?

Museum of the White Mountains: Past Exhibitions

If you’re looking for a list of past exhibitions at the museum, click here.  There are 3 past exhibitions that might be particularly interesting, particular as Granite State Ambassadors learning about the region.  Walking in the Whites: A Poet/Painter Dialogue features work by visual artist Kathryn Field and poet Timothy Muskat, focused on experiencing a sense of place in the White Mountain experience.  Another exhibit, Grand Hotels of the White Mountains, explores the origins and history of the Grand Hotels, including the surviving hotels – the Omni Mount Washington, Mountain View Grand, The Balsams, Eagle Mountain House, and Wentworth Hall and Cottages.  A third recent exhibition, The People’s Forest: A Centennial Celebration of the White Mountain National Forest, celebrates the advocacy, collaboration, and persistence that has enabled the White Mountain National Forest to be what it is today.

Virtual Events

Perhaps you would prefer to participate in a live virtual experience with the Museum of the White Mountains.  If so, they have plenty of options for everyone!

Mountain Voices are monthly, evening talks on themes related to the White Mountain region. Guest speakers include historians, collectors, scientists, educators, artists, and authors. Presentations are designed to be visually interesting and include question/answer time.  Check out the link to access past virtual events.  On November 19th, David Govatski will present a segment called The People’s Forest.

In addition, Mornings at the Museum are monthly guided experiences of the Museum and its exhibitions.  Check out their past events.

They even have a photo / art submission for their Museum Fridge!  What fun!  Add your photo, story, sketch, or artwork to the current theme or any past prompts.  Experience and degree not required!

Current Exhibitions

Don’t miss out on two of the current online exhibitions offered at the museum.  Endangered Invasive and Undiscovered Species features Artist and PSU Professor Kimberly Ritchie’s artwork, illustrating at-risk environments and communicating ecologies through art.

Space 2 Place: A Philosopher’s Journey Across America displays Dr. Maria Sanders’ Fall 2019 trip to all 50 states, examining the ways in which people create important places and repurpose structures.

Join us in taking the opportunity to peruse all of these educational and informative resources that the Museum of the White Mountains has to offer.  Take a look at the list below for even more online catalogs and exhibitions, and check out the Museum of the White Mountains website for more information.  Contact with any questions.

Online catalogs from exhibitions to read and enjoy

(and links to their online exhibitions)

Summer Camps: The White Mountain Roots of an Iconic American Experience 


Taking the Lead: Women in the White Mountains


Beyond Granite


Trail Clubs


Passing Through: The Allure of the White Mountains


Karl Drerup Drawn to Life

Karl Drerup 1904-2000  Enchanted Gardens: Enamels by An American Master