Commemorate the 173rd anniversary of the Franklin Expedition’s departure with rum tasting, Arctic snack and a rare glimpse of artifacts from the famous shipwrecks.
Although it ended in tragedy, the Franklin Expedition set forth from England on May 19, 1845 with high hopes and the best of intentions: charting a Northwest Passage through the Arctic. The two ships that undertook the journey boasted 129 crew members, equipment, food supplies — and more than 16,000 litres of rum. Dr. Karen Ryan, curator of the exhibition Death in the Ice – The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition, talks about why so much rum was brought along for the Expedition. Toast Sir John Franklin and his crew with special rum concoctions presented by world-renowned (and local) sommelier Véronique Rivest. Sample northern-themed foods, and find out how Inuit oral histories helped modern archaeologists locate the shipwrecks in 2014 and 2016.
This special evening includes a visit to the exhibition, three rum tastings and four Arctic-inspired canapés.
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