It was an honor to host the 25th Anniversary of the Steger International Expedition to the North Pole with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Consulate General of Canada in May.
As the falling snow continues during this long winter season, it is an excellent escape to be reading observations of the changing seasons that Will recorded in his journals. Since the topic of snow has dominated what most people have been thinking, reading and hearing about for the past couple months, I thought I would […]
Kristen’s previous post about the benefits of spending time outside brought to mind a beautiful passage that I discovered in Will’s journal from the end of his 1988 Greenland Expedition. Will reflects on the benefits of nature and how his time in the wilderness has shaped his outlook: “Pure air, water and silence are to […]
This week Will Steger and his entire international team will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Trans-Antarctica Expedition. This photo shows one of Will’s journals from the expedition, which contains logs of his daily experiences over the course of his journey across Antarctica. As I have been cataloguing the archives from this expedition, I […]
Recent funding from the Minnesota Historical Society has enabled us to begin organizing Will’s vast archives. This project will be helpful as we develop our new curriculum focused on Minnesota’s Changing Climate that integrates items from Will’s archives. Over the next few months as we dive into the archives I will be sharing some of […]