Photo Gallery
Take the 1909 trip to the Pole with Matt
Bradley Robinson collectionphotos for journalists/media

Special Collectionphotos for journalists/media

Publicity Photos
—photos for journalists/media

The Explorers Club—wonderful Henson artifacts

Shannon Eagle—Her class draws Matthew Henson

Fort Conger—photos by Paul Landry

Aviaq II Henson—Moriusaq, Greenland

Laila & Aviaq Henson—Nuuk, Greenland

Page 01—with muskox / $.22 stamp / Arlington 

Page 02—USNS Henson / maps / in parka / Navy Medal

Page 03—with 1909 team / Eisenhowser / 1912 studio 

Page 04—Misc. kids artwork after "Glory & Honor" film

Page 05—the 1909 North Pole expedition

Page 06—Laila Henson / Inuit descendants of Henson

Page 07—North Pole action figures

Page 08—Arctic photography, color, Walrus & Icebergs

Page 09 —Wreath Ceremony at Arlington, 1998

Page 10—Henson families at the US Navy Reception, 1998

Page 11—Henson descendants on the USNS Henson, 1998

Page 12—Comic book / poster / bust / misc.

Page 13—Photos from Matt's own 1912 book
Matt with 1909 teammates Captain Bartlett, 
George Borup and (farthest to the left) Donald MacMillan
2000 Toyota ad in Essence Magazine
Asking why there is a
is kind of like asking who discovered THE NORTH POLE

For as much as we know about the many contributions African-Americans have made to American history, we still have a lot to learn.

Take the story of Matthew Henson. Back in 1909, he braved freezing temperatures to co-discover the North Pole. A significant achievement, yet one that, unfortunately, few of us recognize.

Certainly, African-American accomplishments such as this deserve better, After all, our history is not something to be taken for granted.

1954 visit to the Whitehouse to meet Eisenhower. Wife Lucy Ross Henson, center.