The Hubbard and Wallace Expeditions Exhibit
Leonidas Hubbard was a writer from New York looking for the ultimate adventure story a trip to travel the huge undocumented territory of Labrador. He began his trip in July 1903 accompanied by Dillon Wallace and George Elson. They faced many hardships on the expedition and ran out of supplies. Leonidas Hubbard didn't survive the trip, but his wife, Mina Hubbard, came to Labrador in 1905 and completed the journey.
The museum exhibit shows actual items used on the original Hubbard Expedition, including a cup that Hubbard made from a can, and the boots they boiled to make broth when they ran out of food. The stories of both Hubbards are a fascinating part of Labrador history. The community celebrated the centennial of Mina Hubbard's successful journey in 2005 with a symposium, a re-enactment and a women's retreat.