Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum
We always knew that Mainers were a hardy lot. Bowdoin College graduates Robert E. Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald B. MacMillan (1898) were two of Americas most intrepid Arctic explorers, and this museum at their alma mater in Brunswick, Maine, should give you the chills. About this time 100 years ago, Peary was slowly sailing home through ice fields after, he believed, reaching the North Pole on April 7. See photos and artifacts from both explorers expeditions among the Inuit of Greenland and Labrador. Imagine needing those fur parkas. Hubbard Hall, Bowdoin College, 207-725-3416, www.bowdoin.edu/arctic-museum. Free. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 2-5.
The Arctic Museum, Bowdoin College