Norwegians have been celebrating 2011, the 100th anniversary of the Fram expedition to the South Pole with several modern-day expeditions to the bottom of the globe. On Friday a new, temporary exhibit opened at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard, titled Cold Recall: Reflections of Polar Explorer. If you, like many people we know, are fascinated by the story of the Roald Amundsen and his crew of the Fram, who were the first to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911, visiting this exhibit should be on your to do list. According to the Nordic Heritage Museum website, the exhibition "showcases images from the hand-colored lantern slides that Roald Amundsen used in public lectures about his expedition to the South Pole. Texts from Amundsen’s own manuscripts from these lectures offer a compelling first-person account of this exciting journey.". The exhibition was produced by the Fram Museum in Oslo.
The exhibit will be on display through February 5, 2012, but if you can make it, celebrate the 100th anniversary on December 14 together with others at a reception and lecture being held at the museum from 6-8 p.m. According to the Nordic Heritage Museum website, to register for the December 14 event, please call 206.789.5707 ext. 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.