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Berkshire Museum marks expedition by Peary to North Pole with black explorer, native guides

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To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Robert Peary’s 1909 expedition to the North Pole, the Berkshire Museum presents “Race to the Top: Arctic Inspirations 1909 & Today” through May 17. Anniversary aside, the choice isn’t a random one, as the museum has an important connection to the famous expedition. Before the 1909 trip, Peary had been traveling to the Arctic for nearly 23 years, and before his final attempt at age 68, the North Pole ...


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