The Wellesley Hills Branch Library presents “Race to the Pole,” a talk by local historian Bob Begin about Antarctica exploration in the 1900s.
In 1900, Antarctica represented the last unexplored and unclaimed region of the world. Great Britain felt it her duty to explore and claim this region for the British Empire. She would sponsor expeditions to achieve this goal. Other nations would also enter the race. Learn about the explorers who risked life and limb to conquer the Antarctic: Scott, Amundsen, and Shackleton. What drove these men?
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 6:30pm – 7:45pm
WHERE: Wellesley Hills Branch Library, 201 Washington St.