Bowdoin College Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
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September 22, 2016 - February 07, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
Robert A. Bartlett, a famous Newfoundland ship captain and ice navigator, spent his career plying ice laden Arctic waters. This exhibit will feature photographs from his voyages.
June 20, 2016 - December 22, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition featuring documents relating to the drifting and sinking of the Karluk.
April 28, 2016 - October 01, 2017
Arctic Museum main galleries
An exhibition of sculptures and prints featuring the work of Canadian and Alaskan Inuit artists.
November 14, 2014 - December 22, 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.
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.
April 25, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
This exhibit highlights Bryan Alexander's work in northern Siberia.
April 19, 2017 - December 31, 2018
Arctic Museum main galleries
This exhibit will explore the changes in Clothing and Identity in northern culture.
February 07, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
Photographs in this exhibit are contributed by researchers working in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland documenting the effects of rising temperatures in the arctic.
Where's Peary?
Revisiting an Arctic Mystery

On a practical level there was an urgency about this archaeological trip to Greenland, brought about by the fact that the landscape is altering rapidly due to climate change.

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Admiral Papp Gets All Dolled Up for Sail on Schooner Bowdoin

Admiral Robert Papp, USCG (Ret.), the State Department's Special Representative for the Arctic, had some fun on the way to the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council with an excursion on the Schooner Bowdoin — accompanied by the globe-trotting Peary and Henson dolls.

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Arctic Lessons Aboard the Schooner Bowdoin

In advance of the Senior Arctic Officials meeting of the Arctic Council in Portland, Maine, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.), the U.S. State Department's Special Representative for the Arctic, boarded the Schooner Bowdoin for a first-hand look at the historic vessel and an afternoon on Casco Bay.

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  • The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Winter Holiday Hours:
    The Museum will be closed on the following dates so the staff can enjoy the Winter holidays with their families:
    Friday, December 23, 2016, Sunday, December 25, 2016 through Friday, December 30, 2016, and Sunday, January 1, 2017.

    The Museum will be open on the following Saturdays:
    Saturday, December 24, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Saturday, December 31, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    The Museum is closed on Mondays. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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:
write to:
The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and
Arctic Studies Center

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