The Nanaimo Museum is hosting Dr. David Gray for a presentation and guided tour of the feature exhibit, Expedition: Arctic 1913-1918.
Gray, an independent researcher, writer and filmmaker, is the curator of the exhibit and will also share his experiences in the Canadian Arctic Expedition research trip to Banks Island this past summer to commemorate its 100th anniversary.
The presentation and tour take place on Tuesday from 4 -5:15 p.m. "We are pleased that Dr. Gray is flying from Ottawa to make this presentation," said Aimee Greenaway, program and volunteer Coordinator.
"It will be a great opportunity for people to learn about Arctic exploration from the past and present."
Dr. Gray will also explain Nanaimo's connection to the 1913 Arctic Expedition when the illfated ship, Karluk, travelled past on her way north to start the expedition.
The presentation will take approximately 45 minutes and the Expedition: Arctic guided tour will be approximately 30 minutes long. Pre-registration is not required.Admission is $5 at the door on a first come, first served basis. The museum will close at 4 p.m. on Tuesday to accommodate the presentation.
Expedition: Arctic was created by the Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian Museum of Nature and is featured at the Nanaimo Museum inside the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, until Nov. 2. The exhibit text is written in English and French. For more information please visit www.nanaimomuseum.ca or call 250 753-1821.
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