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The Franklin Expedition: Tragedy in Ice

from The Mariners' Museum

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Of all the attempts to locate the Northwest Passage, none captured the imagination of a nation like the lost Franklin expedition. Departing to accolades, the tragedy that followed initially disappointed a nation. Subsequent searches for the answer to the fate of the sailors and the failed expedition shocked the sensibilities of Victorian England, inspiring contemporary writers and the general public. And this fascination continues to this day. During this program, we’ll examine the fate of the Franklin expedition by focusing on the events of the ill-fated voyage along with more recent discoveries and theories.

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About This Program


By Request: $125.00


Approximately one hour

Target Audience

Education: Adult Learners retirement communities Public Library: museums

Minimum participants:

no minimum

Maximum participants:

no maximum

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History, Health/Physical Education, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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We will not charge for programs cancelled due to natural causes. The full fee will be charged to sites canceling with less than a 24 hour notice.

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The Mariners' Museum

Newport News, VA
United States

The Mariners’ Museum is located in Newport News, Virginia, but our educational reach extends far beyond our physical doors. Just as Man has used the sea to journey around the world for thousands of years, The Mariners’ now uses Interactive Videoconferencing to offer programming to schools across the country and around the globe.
The Mariners' Museum, one of the largest and most comprehensive maritime history museums in the world, houses a treasure trove of more than 35,000 items inspired by human experiences with the sea.

Harriet Smith

Program Details


Approximately 45 minute presentation, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


Participants will leave the program with a better understanding of the challenges faced by those who sought the northwest passage. They will also learn about one of the greatest maritime disasters of the 19th century.