7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
6200 College Station
Brunswcik, Maine 04011
A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier
David Welky, Professor of History, University of Central Arkansas, will talk about his new book, which traces the events of the Crocker Land Expedition of 1913-17, led by Donald B. MacMillan. Based on a trove of unpublished letters, diaries and field notes, many of them held by Bowdoin College, Welky tells of the triumphs and disasters of this little-known expedition to the far north.
A book signing will follow.
Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.