Explorers Club – St. Louis

Christopher Alan Gordon

Friday, September 27, 2019

From the colonial period to the modern age St. Louis has seen its share of explorers and adventurers. This presentation will feature artifacts from the collections of the Missouri Historical Society that document those intrepid individuals and their discoveries. Presented by Christopher Alan Gordon, Director of Library and Collections.

Christopher Alan Gordon joined the staff of the Missouri Historical Society in 2002. He served as the MHS Archivist prior to becoming Director of Library and Archives in 2007. In 2010, Gordon transitioned responsibilities and became Director of Library and Collections. He is a former chairman of the St. Louis Area Archivists, a member of the Missouri Historic Records Advisory Board, and an ex-officio member of the St. Louis County Historic Buildings Commission. Prior to coming to MHS, Gordon was the Director of the Henry County Museum and Cultural Arts Center in Clinton, Missouri. In addition to his museum work, Gordon has taught at Lindenwood University and Jefferson College as an adjunct instructor. He is the author of Fire, Pestilence, and Death: St. Louis 1849 published in 2018. Gordon received his MA in history from Missouri State University in 1999.


2019 Lowell Thomas Awards Weekend

The 2019 Lowell Thomas Awards Weekend, hosted by The Explorers Club Washington Group in Washington D.C. – October 11, 12 & 13. Columbus Day Holiday Weekend.



Explorers Club – St. Louis

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.

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.

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The Explorers Club Saint Louis
c/o Marguerite Perkins Garrik
886 Queen Anne Place
St. Louis, Missouri 63122

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