Extreme Mount Washington
2013-05-24 04:25:06.000 – Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist
A brand new, interactive winter experience will soon greet summer visitors to Mount Washington, as Mount Washington Observatory prepares to perform a complete redesign and renovation of its museum at the summit. Plans for the museum, entitled ‘Extreme Mount Washington’, were unveiled to members of the media at a special reception this morning in North Conway.
Welcoming more than 100,000 visitors each year, New Hampshire’s most visited museum is located, amazingly, atop New England’s tallest peak. Originally created in 1973, Mount Washington Observatory’s summit museum has offered its visitors a look at the mountain’s natural and human history, and has served as the cornerstone of the organization’s education program for four decades.
In the spring of 2014, the 2,750 square foot Mount Washington Museum will be completely reborn. Stripped down to the studs, reinvigorated and entirely reimagined, the new museum is being designed to deliver the awe and wonder of a Mount Washington winter to the peak’s summer visitors from all over the world.
This project represents the most significant enhancement of the Observatory’s educational work since the opening of its Weather Discovery Center science museum in North Conway in 1999.
Rebecca Scholand, Weather Observer/Education Specialist