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An Evening With Paul Watson: Solving an Arctic Mystery

WhenTuesday, November 14, 2017 - 6:30pm

Natural History Museum

Event Location

Ground Floor, Baird Auditorium


Free, but registration is requested. CLICK HERE to register.


The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend an evening with photographer and best-selling author Paul Watson. Watson’s new book, Ice Ghosts, weaves together the spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history. Watson will present the detective story of Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the irrepressible spirit of exploration which lead to the epic discovery of the 1845 Franklin Expedition—whose two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice.

Later, in a conversation with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Watson will discuss this modern tale of scientists, researchers, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent discoveries of the two ships, which made news around the world.

Ice Ghosts will be available for purchase and signing after the program.

This program is made possible by the generous support of David M. Rubenstein and is part of the An Evening With... signature series featuring thought leaders in conversation with paleontologist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Kirk Johnson.

Learn more about the Arctic and Inuit culture by visiting the Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend exhibit on the first floor of the National Museum of Natural History. Open to the public 10:00 am - 5:30 pm.

Related Exhibition

Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend, 1st Floor

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