100th Anniversary Exhibit Unveiling
RCAS Awarded Wisconsin Humanities Recovery Grant
Funded 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 mid-April the Society will unveil the exhibit, “A Visual History of Roy Chapman Andrews, Beloit’s Native Son” at the Beloit Public Library, funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities grant.
The exhibit will include banners of historic adventure photos provided by the American Museum of Natural History, where Andrews was once the director, and never-before-seen exploration artifacts and personal photos of Andrews’s life and career donated by his granddaughter.
To accompany this self-guided exhibit at the Beloit Public Library, a free public lecture introducing the exhibit and Andrews’s life as a world-famous explorer will be presented by local writer and former Society board member Ann Bausum, who authored Andrews’s biography: “Dragon Bones and Dinosaur Eggs: A Photobiography of Explorer Roy Chapman Andrews.
This collaborative activity will memorialize the legacy of this internationally renowned scientist, explorer, author, and educator of the 20th century, who was born and raised in Beloit and graduated from Beloit College in 1906
* Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.
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Components of the exhibit will include four double-sided exhibit banners which will depict the story of Andrews’s life and purpose of the Roy Chapman Andrews Society; an Illuminated lockable display case will showcase Andrews’s expedition artifacts; A Sign stand with literature holders for promotional brochures that explain the exhibit and promote the Society and its programs.
Entire Personnel, Third Asiatic Expedition, Mongolia 1925
Photographer: James B. Shackelford, American Museum of Natural History
Can you spot Roy?