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Northern Life Museum: Echoes in the ice - Finding Franklin's Ship

When:
June 1st, 2017 to June 17th, 2017
Community:
Fort Smith
Location:
Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre

On display for the first time in the north, don’t miss the chance to take in this remarkable national exhibition by the Canada Science and Technology Museum!

Ever since explorers began searching for a Northwest Passage over 400 years ago, the Arctic has been a fascinating and important area of study, rich with drama, adventure, even tragedy. Using artifacts, images, audiovisual presentations, and art, Echoes in the Ice: Finding Franklin’s Ship examines Arctic exploration past and present, profiles the explorers involved in the search for the Northwest Passage, and decodes the mysteries of the Franklin Expedition of 1845, when an entire crew vanished in the Arctic during an ill-fated search. These stories are told using artifacts such as instruments and objects dating from the same period as the Franklin Expedition, as well as contemporary scientific objects used by present-day scientists investigating the high Arctic. New additions to the exhibition include recent Parks Canada photographs of the HMS Terror, as well as photographs and videos from the discovery of HMS Erebus.

Gallery Summer Hours: Saturday 1 - 5pm

Contact Information
Organizer: 
Northern Life Museum & Cultural Centre
Phone: 
(867) 872-2859