White Mountain National Forest: The Centennial Exhibition

Learn how the forested highlands of northern New Hampshire and western Maine came to be appreciated by millions for their scenic and health-giving qualities, only to be devastated by uncontrolled commercial logging and widespread fires in the final decades of the 19th century. The story of how a large portion of the White Mountain region of Maine and New Hampshire was eventually saved and set aside in 1918 for the public’s benefit will be told through paintings, historic photos, vintage artifacts, and moving images.

May 29 through October 19, 2018