Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Celebrates Golden Anniversary (The Forecaster)

Displays at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum put you in the Arctic, or at least in a facsimile of the garb worn by early explorers.

It’s been fifty years since Bowdoin’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum first opened its doors, and the College celebrated the milestone June 9, 2017, with a party that invited the public in for a look at current exhibitions and other displays.

“The way we’ve conceived of the whole celebration is looking forward and glancing back,” says Susan Kaplan, the museum’s director, in an article in The Forecaster, adding that more commemorative events will be scheduled throughout the year. “You really can’t understand anything that’s going on in the Arctic if you don’t understand both the environmental and cultural context of what’s going on.” In case you missed it, check out a slideshow of images from the event in Bowdoin News.

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