Expedition to Churchill: The Polar Bears of Northern Manitoba at the Forest History Center

the Forest History Center

Presenting stories and photos from a journey to witness polar bears in the wild


(Grand Rapids, MN) — January 30, 2023 – In the remote Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba, humans live side-by-side with the largest land carnivore on Earth.

The Forest History Center presents Expedition to Churchill: The Polar Bears of Northern Manitoba, February 11 at 1 pm. Visitors can hear stories and see pictures from historian John Grabko as he shares his experience journeying to the shores of Hudson Bay.

The lecture will provide insight into the lives of polar bears and why they congregate near Churchill. Guests can learn more about the small town which attracts visitors from around the world to see polar bears and humans living in close proximity. Grabko will also discuss how environmental change has impacted the polar bears.

Saturday, February 11, 2023
1–3 pm
Forest History Center
2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Included with regular site admission

This event is part of the Forest History Center’s 2023 winter lecture series, which features guest speakers at the site twice monthly through April. More information is available at mnhs.org/foresthistory/.

About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves, and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

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