MARY ALBANESE / Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon -- Mapping the Wild Heart of Alaska

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 7:30pm

In 1981, Mary Albanese left the comfort of Buttercup Farm in upstate New York, where she grew up, the tomboy sister, the second of three girls with one brother on the end. She began the adventure of a lifetime to become a geological explorer in Alaska, where she maps remote wilderness areas and journeys to the depths of her own heart.


Mary Albanese tells her own engaging story, one full of rich and eccentric characters with human failings. Its remote landscape reveals the courage and sacrifice her “family” of visionary explorers, framed against the background of Alaska’s raw beauty, with humor, grace, and an abiding respect for America’s last frontier.


Framed against the backdrop of Alaska’s raw beauty, it is an inspiring story ofachievement and hope, told with gentle humor, compassionate grace, and abiding respect for America’s last frontier.



Mary Albanese is an author, artist, and scriptwriter. She lives in England.

This evening is hosted by Gretchen Evans.