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Yankee Magazine Praises ‘Local Treasure’ Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Archives

Robert Peary in 1909

Writer Joe Bills was clearly impressed on his recent visit to Bowdoin’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum. Writing in Yankee magazine, Bills described stepping “into the frigid world of Robert Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald MacMillan (Class of 1898), two of the explorers most responsible for opening the Arctic to the world.”

As well as celebrating these early explorers and the world they encountered, Bills noted how the museum also “continues their work,” with “rotating exhibits on the past and present cultures of Labrador, Baffin Island, Ellesmere Island, Greenland, and Alaska.” Read Yankee review of Peary-MacMacMillan Arctic Museum.