*NOTE: This event has been postponed from Saturday, February 4th to Saturday, February 11th due to the extreme cold.
Join Glenn Parkinson, President of the Maine Ski and Snowboard Museum, Ski Historian, and Author, on Saturday, February 11 at 3:30 PM in the Picker Room for a presentation on the fascinating story behind February’s exhibit in the Picker Room, “Josephine, Bert, and the Snowbaby.”
In the 1890s, Josephine Peary became the first woman to overwinter on an Arctic expedition, while accompanying her husband Robert Peary on a trip to Greenland. While living with the Inuit community there, she gave birth to a baby girl, who was nicknamed the Snowbaby. This exhibit from the Maine Ski & Snowboard Museum tells their story through photos and quotes from Josephine Peary’s three books about her adventures in the Far North.