5:30 pm- reception
6 pm- presentation
The Newberry Library’s Fitzgerald Collection contains a fascinating and expansive array of books, manuscripts, and maps documenting polar exploration as early as the 17th century through today. The expeditions of great polar explorers—Ernest Shackleton, Roald Amundsen, and Robert Scott, to name a few—are all documented in this collection. Continuing in this storied and adventurous tradition is John Huston, professional polar explorer and author of Forward—The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole. Newberry Library and Lincoln Park Village are pleased to present John Huston, who will talk about lessons learned from the North Pole. Humorous and thought-provoking, Huston’s presentation features stunning imagery and emotional storytelling. He focuses on the importance of pursuing goals and maintaining a positive mental outlook. Whether it’s navigating through a junkyard maze of sea ice or the camaraderie that comes from safely pitching a tent in a howling blizzard, Huston’s captivating expedition stories illustrate what he lives for: the moments during challenging journeys when effort and reward flow seamlessly together.
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This program is free and open to the public. Please register online in advance.