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Arctic Ambitions: Captain James Cook and the Northwest Passage

Anchorage Museum • Anchorage Alaska

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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.

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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.

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