Movies Under the Dome: "The Greely Expedition"


Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 10:00am


Old Capitol Museum
 In 1881, 25 men led by Adolphus Greely set sail from Newfoundland to Lady Franklin Bay in the high Arctic, where they planned to collect a wealth of scientific data from a vast area of the world?s surface that had been described as a "sheer blank." Three years later, only six survivors returned, with a daunting story of shipwreck, starvation, mutiny and cannibalism. The film reveals how poor planning, personality clashes, questionable decisions and pure bad luck conspired to turn a noble scientific mission into a human tragedy.  Come enjoy this compelling PBS documentary shown in conjunction with Old Capitol Museum?s ?People of the North Star? exhibit.


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