Robert E. Peary: Exhibition, Doll on the Move

Story posted August 30, 2010

Famed Arctic explorer Robert E. Peary, a member of the Class of 1877, was always on the move and his namesakes are no different.

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American flag sewn by Josephine Peary, ca. 1898. Photo by Mark Hensley. Courtesy of the National Geographic Society Museum.

After a successful run of more than two years, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum exhibition Northward Over the Great Ice: Robert E. Peary and the Quest for the North Pole is closing.

The last day to see the exhibition is Sunday, September 5, 2010.

While the exhibition is moving out, "plush Peary" is perpetually moving on.

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Al Roker of NBC's Today show with Peary doll in hand after speaking with six alumni (in background).

The doll — seen by some 6 million viewers on NBC's Today show on April 6, 2009, the centennial of the real Peary's historic North Pole expedition — has been doing some globetrotting of its own.

The doll's travels are documented on a special "Where in the World is Robert E. Peary?" page on the Arctic Museum's website.

Visit the Bowdoin Store to buy a plush Peary of your own.

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