Anchorage Museum • Anchorage Alaska
Arctic Ambitions: Captain James Cook and the Northwest Passage. A traveling exhibition designed for the Anchorage Museum and the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma Washington, focuses on Cook’s third voyage – searching for a highly desirable maritime trade route through the Arctic. The exhibit looks to reveal Cook’s endeavors in a new light, so visitors can better understand today’s and tomorrow’s New North.
The exhibit features an array of artifacts – many of which have never been seen before in North America. Hands-on activities cap innovative timeline elements that chronicle Cook’s journey through uncharted oceans.