FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Release Dated: April 20, 2011
Will Steger Foundation
Marketing and Communications
Event: North Pole Reunion Family Day
Date: Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time: Noon to 4 p.m.
Place: Minnesota History Center, 345 Kellogg Blvd W., St. Paul
Cost: $10 adults, $8 seniors and college students, $5 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MHS members.
Call for more information: 651-259-3015
Web site: http://www.minnesotahistorycenter.org/northpole
ARCTIC ADVENTURE AWAITS AT NORTH POLE REUNION FAMILY DAY MAY 15
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark polar expedition achieved by Minnesotans Will Steger, Ann Bancroft, Paul Schurke, Canada’s Brent Boddy and Richard Weber, and Geoff Carroll and Bob McKerrow from New Zealand. Experience the challenge of their historic journey with family-friendly activities:
• Experience an Arctic base camp and meet a sled dog
• Dress for an expedition
• Learn how climate change is affecting the Arctic through hands-on activities
• Guess Arctic trivia and win prizes
• Create a Northern Lights picture and make Expedition Sun Goggles
• Book signing with team members
• Enjoy music with Minnesota singer/songwriter Ann Reed
The Will Steger Foundation, the Consulate General of Canada and the Minnesota Historical Society are hosting the event which is free with museum admission.
About the Minnesota History Center:
The Minnesota History Center is located at 345 Kellogg Blvd. W. in St. Paul. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays (admission is free on Tuesdays from 5 to 8 p.m.), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 651-259-3000 or 1-800-657-3773.
The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.
The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. The Society collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing.
About the Will Steger Foundation:
Established by Polar Explorer Will Steger in 2006, the Will Steger Foundation is educating, inspiring and empowering people of all ages to engage in climate change solutions. www.willstegerfoundation.org.
About the Consulate General of Canada:
The Consulate General of Minneapolis is part of a network of Canadian offices across the United States working to promote trade and investment links, engage citizens and decision-makers on matters of shared interest, and assist Canadians living and traveling in the U.S. www.canadainternational.gc.ca/minneapolis/