Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, Brunswick

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The Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum is a museum located in Hubbard Hall at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Named after Arctic explorers and Bowdoin College graduates Robert E. Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald B. MacMillan (Class of 1898), it is the only museum in the lower 48 states of the United States dedicated completely to Arctic Studies.
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  • We toured the museum just after Bowdoin reopened for the school year. The museum is free of charge. The temporary exhibit was about George Henson while the permanent collection has items related to....  more
    We toured the museum just after Bowdoin reopened for the school year. The museum is free of charge. The temporary exhibit was about George Henson while the permanent collection has items related to....  more »
  • Out of all the museums we've been to, this was our first arctic one. Very unusual and informative! We especially liked the exhibits of arctic clothing, tools, photographs, and art. 
    Out of all the museums we've been to, this was our first arctic one. Very unusual and informative! We especially liked the exhibits of arctic clothing, tools, photographs, and art.  more »
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  • Unique special museum small but rich with culture, Inuit, seal, African American, women, kyaks,... Animals. A special find. Needs climate control to save the valuble collection.
  • Nice information about Matthew Henson who actually arrived at the pole first. He was a guide for Perry.

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