Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration - Wheaton


Lecture and Powerpoint presentation at the Wheaton Public Library.

The program will cover the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, from 1901 through 1922, focusing on the four expeditions of Ernest Shackleton. Shackleton is most well known for his Endurance Expedition,[masked], when his skills resulted in the survival and safe return of all 28 men from his ship, overcoming almost unimaginable odds. This expedition has become known as the greatest survival story of all time. Slides will include actual period photos from these expeditions as well as Ken's personal photos taken at several of these locations.

This event is free. The location is the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross St., Wheaton, IL. To attend, you must RSVP to the Wheaton Library. You may RSVP online at or you may call the Library at[masked].

Again, a RSVP on Meetup will not guarantee a seat. If you RSVP with the library and your plans change, please cancel your reservation with the library.

NOTE: This event is open to the public and is also being cross posted in Busting Boredom in the Burbs.