Frederick Cook (1865-1940) is a fascinating and controversial figure in the history of polar exploration. He was an explorer, skilled photographer, physician and ethnographer, creating breathtaking images of the polar region and the native Inuit. He is remembered today for his disputed claim of having been the first person to reach the North Pole.
Focusing on preserving the legacy of Dr. Frederick Cook’s accomplishments, Carol Smith will give an illustrated talk on photographs taken by Dr. Cook on his expeditions between 1897 and 1908. The photo collection includes Arctic and Antarctic wilderness, exploration ships and portraits of the native Inuit.
Executive Director Carol Smith has a background in Fine Art, and twelve years of experience managing non-profit organizations. Initially drawn to the organization through Dr. Cook’s remarkable photography, she has since discovered a passion for all things Polar.
This program will begin at 2 pm and will be held both virtually and in person. Admission to the program is free for Time and the Valley Museum members, and $5 for non-members. In person attendance includes light refreshments and Museum admission.
To join the program virtually, register by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Frederick Cook Talk in the subject line, or call (845) 985-7700. For more information, contact Donna Steffens by at (845) 985-7700 or email email@example.com or Carol Smith, Director of the Frederick Cook Society at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Time and the Valleys Museum website.