In honor of Black History Month, the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum is featuring Matthew A. Henson, the famous African American Arctic explorer, on its February button of the month.
In 1913, Maine country doctor Harrison J. Hunt, of the Class of 1902, answered a newspaper ad, which read: “Doctor for Crocker Land Expedition needed. Sailing in six weeks.”
Beautiful images taken on an unusual nineteenth-century Arctic expedition are the focus of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum’s new exhibit, Solely for the Purposes of Art: Images from William Bradford’s 1869 Arctic Expedition.
Writing in Yankee magazine, Joe 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.”
In a letter to the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, Arctic scholars Susan Kaplan and Genevieve LeMoine share unique insight and why they feel Joel Clement’s departure from the Department of the Interior is troubling.