Speakers & Events


St. Louis, Missouri

Please join us on Friday, September 27, 2019, for “Explorations through the Missouri Historical Society Collections”

Christopher Alan Gordon

Friday, September 27, 2019


Christopher Gordon
Director, Library and Collections, Missouri Historical Society

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.

William Clark’s Spy Glass

Lindbergh’s Flight Suit


The Racquet Club
476 Kingshighway
St. Louis, MO 63108
Membership Courtesy of The Holton’s


5:30pm – Business Meeting – MEMBERS ONLY

6:00pm – Cocktails

6:45pm Dinner

7:30pm-8:30pm – Program


$50 Members & Friends

$55 Non-Members


To RSVP, please email rdoane@thompsoncoburn.com.

Please mail payment payable to The Explorers Club St. Louis to:

Rebecca L. Doane
c/o Thompson Coburn LLP
One US Bank Plaza
St. Louis, Missouri 63101

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