Arctic exploration talk set for Nov. 13
Robert Peary and his African-American partner Matthew Henson spent nearly three decades in northwestern Greenland researching how to get to the North Pole. Following their alleged conquest of the Pole in 1909, Peary was honored as a national hero while Henson was ignored.
While in Greenland, Peary and Henson did a little procreating on the side. Their descendants have lived there since. They were "discovered" by a Harvard professor in 1986 and reunited with their American "cousins." Golibersuch traveled with them twice and on one of those expeditions, National Geographic sent a film crew to document presenting a replica of the Society's Hubbard Medal, which had been awarded posthumously to Henson, to one of Henson's grandsons.
During this presentation, selections from the resulting nationally televised video featuring Inuit culture, seal hunting, and some really wild dogsledding will be shown. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
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