February 21, 2023

“The Long Way Home”

Captain John Marshal

“It was December 7, 1941. While winging their way on the last leg of their Pacific crossing, the crew of Pan Am’s Pacific Clipper, a Boeing 314 flying boat, received the fateful message – the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor, and the world was at war.”

Join former Pan Am Captain John Marshall on February 21 as he tells one of aviation’s most astounding stories of how the Pacific Clipper beat incredible odds and made it back to the US from New Zealand, flying into the unknown terrors of a world war.

part 1 of 2 part series

The Deer Creek Club
5:00pm Members Meeting
5:15pm Cocktails (cash bar)
6:00pm Dinner (members $70 / non-members $75)
6:45pm Presentation

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April 27, 2023

Sherman Silber, M.D.

Location TBD


May 17, 2023

“The Long Way Home”

by John Marshal

regarding the Clipper trapped behind enemy lines in WWII
part 2 of 2 part series

The Deer Creek Club

Explorers Club – St. Louis


Explorers Club – St. Louis

click here to see Peter Diamandis’ speech and other videos on our YouTube account

The Explorers Club is an international multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

Since its inception in 1904, the Club has served as a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. Our headquarters is located at 46 East 70th Street in New York City.

Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by supporting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon—all accomplished by our members.

The Club provides expedition resources including funding, online information, and member-to-member consultation. And our famed annual dinners honor accomplishments in exploration. But probably the most powerful resource available to those who join the Club is fellowship with other members—a global network of expertise, experience, technology, industry, and support. The Explorers Club actively encourages public interest in exploration and the sciences through its public lectures program, publications, travel program, and other events. The Club also maintains Research Collections, including a library and map room, to preserve the history of the Club and to assist those interested and engaged in exploration and scientific research.

2021 Co chairs, St. Louis chapter of the Explorers Club, Cindy Peters and Tom Schlafly, at Lewis & Clark Museum, St Charles, MO, overlooking the Missouri River spot where Lewis and Clark started their 2 year voyage of discovery to the Pacific Ocean.

Contact Us

The Explorers Club Saint Louis
c/o Thomas Schlafly
Thompson Coburn LLP
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101