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Borup Lodge in winter. Donald B. MacMillan, Etah, Greenland, 1914-1917.
A Glimmer on the Polar Sea: The Crocker Land Expedition, 1913-1917
November 14, 2014 - September 4, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries

In the summer of 1913, Donald B. MacMillan and six other men set off on an expedition to conduct research and exploration in the far north. Marking the 100th anniversary of this major expedition, this exhibit highlights the results of their extensive fieldwork, and looks at  field studies being conducted by contemporary researchers in the same region.

You can read more about the exhibit here.

You can read about some of the research that went into developing the exhibit on our blog.

You can also watch the opening lecture "Finding Crocker Land: Archaeology at Etah and Beyond" by curator Genevieve LeMoine.


<p><b>Elmer Ekblaw in the field, northwest Greenland, 1913-1917. Hand-tinted glass lantern slide.</b> </p>    <em>Crocker Land Expedition, Given in honor of Walter E. Ekblaw, Jr., devoted son.</em>
<p><b>Borup Lodge in winter.</b> </p>   <em>Donald B. MacMillan, Etah, Greenland, 1914-1917.</em>

<p><b>Alex Brown and Annie Streetman work with material from the Ekblaw Collection.</b> </p>   <em>Photograph by Molly Taft.</em>