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Freeport Historical Society at Meetinghouse Arts – Continuing the Legacy of Polar Science

April 4 @ 6:30 pm

With Dr. Susana Hancock. In this presentation, we’ll learn about the developments of polar exploration, how early expeditions contributed to Susana Hancock’s research in 2022, and how the polar regions shape our knowledge of the global climate systems.
Dr. Susana Hancock was first inspired to be a polar scientist growing up on Casco Bay. In the summer, she’d visit Admiral Peary’s summer house on Eagle Island and hear stories about fellow Freeporter, Donald MacMillan. This past year, she joined five men to recreate an ill-fated North Pole expedition from 150 years ago, nearly 40 years before Peary and MacMillan’s 1909 famous expedition.


Meetinghouse Arts
40 Main St.
Freeport, ME 04032

Freeport Historical Society
45 Main St,
Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3170

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