The National Museum of Natural History invites you to attend an evening with photographer and best-selling author Paul Watson. Watson’s new book, Ice Ghosts weaves together the spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history. Watson will present the detective story of Western science, indigenous beliefs, and the irrepressible spirit of exploration which lead to the epic discovery of the 1845 Franklin Expedition—whose two ships, the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror, and their crew of 129 were lost to the Arctic ice while in search of a Northwest Passage.
Later, in a conversation with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Watson will discuss this modern tale of scientists, researchers, divers, and local Inuit behind the recent discoveries of the two ships, which made news around the world.
Ice Ghosts will be available for purchase and signing after the program.