Our New Traveling Exhibit

The Roy Chapman Andrews Society presents, “A Visual History of Roy Chapman Andrews, Beloit’s Native Son”. This exhibit aligns with our mission “to inspire scientific discovery by engaging with contemporary explorers who exemplify the legacy of Roy Chapman Andrews, Beloit’s native son.” Each year, the Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award (DEA) recognizes an explorer-scientist for their outstanding achievements that offer new insights into previously unknown or poorly known topics.

As a tribute to Andrews and to chronicle his adventures and discoveries, the Society and the Beloit Public Library have partnered to create this exhibit that highlights various aspects of Andrews’s life. Each of the ten banners showcases a different theme, beginning with his early years in Beloit and ending with his legacy of ongoing Distinguished Explorer Award recipients.

We hope you will enjoy learning more about this famous international explorer and scientist who is regarded by many as the inspiration for film character Indiana Jones.

This exhibit is made possible by support from many organizations and individuals, beginning with a generous grant from Wisconsin Humanities. Additional funding and in-kind support was provided by Philip Currie, Saandar Mijiddorj, Sara Appelbee, Clive Coy, Ann Bausum, Stateline Community Foundation, Neese Family Foundation, Beloit Historical Society and members of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society.

Wisconsin Humanities LogoFunded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the Roy Chapman Andrews Society was awarded a Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant.* In partnership with the Beloit Public Library.