The Explorer's Club

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About the Explorers Club

Since 1904, our international, professional society has been a meeting point and unifying force for explorers and scientists worldwide. The Explorers Club is dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration, and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

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. In addition to its headquarters at 46 East 70th Street in New York, the Club has some thirty regional chapters in the United States and abroad.

Promoting Exploration for One Hundred Years
The Explorers Club promotes the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space by promoting research and education in the physical, natural and biological sciences. The Club offers a number of financial grants and awards and offers assistance to members in expedition planning. 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 a library and map room to assist those interested and engaged in exploration and scientific research.

Carrying the Flag
The Explorers Club flag represents an impressive history of courage and accomplishment and has been carried on hundreds of expeditions by Club members since 1918. To carry the Club flag is an honor and a privilege. It has flown at both poles, from the highest peaks of the greatest mountain ranges, travelled to the depths of the ocean, to the lunar surface, and outer space. A flag expedition must further the cause of exploration and field science.

The flag was designed by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh, one of the Club's founding members. Between the red of "courage" and the blue of "fidelity" lies a broad white diagonal displaying the initials of the Club's name and a compass rose, symbolizing the worldwide circle of the Club's interests. Over time, each of the two hundred and two numbered flags develops a unique history.