Arctic Museum

Bowdoin’s LeMoine Illuminates ‘Forgotten Women’ of Peary Expedition (Arctic Deeply)

Bowdoin’s Genevieve LeMoine and Susan Kaplan have provided a detailed look at the Inughuit women who participated in Peary’s Arctic journeys.

Arctic Museum Participates in #MuseumWeek on Social Media

This year, museums, galleries, libraries, and archives around the world unite for the cause of gender equality under the week-long theme: A Tribute to Women, with the hashtag #WomenMW.

The Last of the Heath Hens: Special Collections Receives Grant to Preserve 1930s Ornithological Research

It’s full circle moment for Edward Minot, the interim director of the Bowdoin Scientific Station on Kent Island. Films documenting ornithological research done in the 1930s by his grandfather, Bowdoin professor of biology Alfred Otto Gross, Kent Island’s first director, will be digitized and preserved, thanks to a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation.

Slideshow: Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Celebrates 50 Years

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum celebrated its golden anniversary with a party replete with all the accoutrements you might expect from an Arctic affair — and perhaps one or two you didn’t see coming.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum Turns 50 June 9

On June 9 the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum turns 50. The museum will kick off a year of celebration with a party from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The program will include tours of the museum, demonstrations, and hands-on activities for people of all ages. Come put on a blubber glove to find out how marine mammals keep warm, or try your hand at some northern games. The program is free and open to the public.

Opening April 19: Northern Clothing and Identity in the Spotlight at the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

“Threads of Change: Clothing and Identity in the North” looks at how people in the Arctic have kept themselves warm and dry in the past and how they do so today. It also examines how, over the last 100 years or so, northern people have innovated and changed some aspects of their attire, while also retaining and wearing traditional clothes reflecting the styles of their ancestors.

The Answer is Always Bowdoin College, Except on ‘Jeopardy!’ When It’s the Question

Bowdoin College got a shout-out on Jeopardy! March 1, 2017, when the popular game show featured the College as the correct response to an answer in the category A Small College.

A Century Later, Author Describes MacMillan’s Crocker Land Expedition: ‘A Wretched and Precarious Situation’

Among the challenges facing MacMillan and his colleagues were a drunken sea captain, Arctic blizzards, marooned rescue parties, and a crewman-turned-murderer.