Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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September 01, 2017 - January 22, 2018
Hubbard Hall foyer
When the Arctic Museum opened in 1967, its collections included items given to the College before the museum was established, as well as objects and photographs donated to the museum by Donald and Miriam MacMillan and the Robert E. Peary family. This exhibit features some of these early acquisitions and looks at how they remain relevant to the museum's mission today.
April 19, 2017 - December 31, 2019
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit will explore the changes in Clothing and Identity in northern culture.
April 28, 2016 - December 31, 2017
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition of sculptures and prints featuring the work of Canadian and Alaskan Inuit artists.
April 05, 2012 - December 31, 2017
Arctic Museum main galleries
As a pioneering Arctic explorer, Peary relied on many extraordinary people, including his family, financial backers, loyal expedition members, and the Inughuit men and women of Northwest Greenland.
Where's Peary?
The Story Behind the Artifact: Arctic Museum's Seal Intestines Raincoat

The Alaskan raincoat dating from the 1860s is made from seal intestines. It was given to the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum in 2001 after being found in a barn in western Maine, where it had originally been brought by a nineteenth century whaling captain from Maine

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Upcoming Events

"Donald B. MacMillan's Historic Films of Greenland"

October 12, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium

"What's Its Story?" Pop-Up Museum!

October 19, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Hubbard Hall, Lobby 2nd floor

Jon Turk: "Of Sturgeon, Crocodiles, and Ice"

November 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom

Visit the Museum
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Museum Hours
Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM to 5 PM
Sunday 2 PM to 5 PM
The museum is located on the main floor of
Hubbard Hall on the Bowdoin College campus.


Admission is FREE

For more information call:
207-725-3416
write to:
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and
Arctic Studies Center

Bowdoin College
9500 College Station
Brunswick, Maine 04011-8495
or Email us.
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