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Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

Welcome to Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center

The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum was established in 1967, and the Arctic Studies Center was added in 1985. The Museum's collections reflect the long tradition of work in the Arctic by Bowdoin faculty, students, and alumni that began in the 1860s and continues to this day. The Museum is named in honor of two famous Arctic exporers and Bowdoin alumni - Robert E. Peary (Class of 1877) and Donald B. MacMillan (Class of 1898). The Center links the Museum's resources to teaching and research efforts.

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