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Mount Washington Obervatory
Office of Advancement

PO Box 2310
North Conway, NH 03860
(603) 356-2137, ext. 230

Welcoming over 100,000 visitors each year, Mount Washington Observatory's mountaintop museum is the most visited museum in the entire state of New Hampshire. Originally created in 1973, the Mount Washington Museum has offered a look at the peak's human and natural history for four decades.

In the spring of 2014, the museum will be completely reborn as "Extreme Mount Washington." Stripped down to the studs and entirely re-imagined, the new, interactive experience will deliver the awe and wonder of a Mount Washington winter—the mountain's most extreme season that only a small handful of the peak's 250,000 annual visitors ever get to witness. Through hands-on, high-tech exhibits, Mount Washington Observatory will present a compelling sampling of the "World's Worst Weather" to summer visitors from all over the world.

This is the most exciting, meaningful, and impactful project Mount Washington Observatory has taken on in decades, and it will result in a dramatic improvement to the overall Mount Washington visitor experience.

Nearly $1 million has been raised for the project through grant funding and the generous support of more than 400 gifts from individual Mount Washington Observatory members, donors, and fans. The Observatory extends a special thanks to the Gladys Brooks Foundation, the Putnam Foundation, the Public Service of New Hampshire and the Northeast Utilities Foundation, Jane's Trust, and the Neil & Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation for their leadership gifts to this project.

Thank you to all who have contributed to make Extreme Mount Washington a reality!

Stay tuned for more information about the ribbon cutting event being planned for early June, 2014.

Mount Washington Observatory offers its sincere gratitude to the following foundations, corporations and individuals, whose collective generosity has made this effort possible:

  • Anonymous
  • Cogswell Benevolent Trust
  • Gladys Brooks Foundation
  • Jane's Trust
  • Mount Washington Observatory Board of Trustees
  • Mount Washington Observatory Senior Management Team
  • Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Public Service of New Hampshire and the Northeast Utilities Foundation
  • Putnam Foundation
  • Samuel P. Hunt Foundation
  • The Waterman Fund
  • Thomas W. Haas Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
  • Winthrop Charitable Gift Fund

Mount Washington Observatory would also like to recognize and thank the following organizations for their support of and collaboration on this ambitious project:

  • Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Cumulus Media
  • Jeff Kennedy Associates
  • Moss Creek Media
  • Mount Washington Auto Road
  • Mount Washington Cog Railway
  • Mount Washington Observatory Summit Crew
  • Mount Washington State Park
  • Tom Guilmette
  • White Mountain National Forest