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Explorers Club New York, NY Cost: $420 initiation fee; $420 annually For over 100 years, adventurous gentlemen have proudly called themselves members of the Explorer’s Club. Not only are you in good company, you also get a badass clubhouse on the Upper East Side filled with animals killed by the likes of Teddy Roosevelt. The club sponsors expedition grants, hosts lectures with famous academics and throw parties where you can eat candied scorpions.

“He is doubtless the most vital man on the continent, if not the planet, today. He is many sided, and every side throbs with his tremendous life and energy…” - John Burroughs (Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt)

Mrs. Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth | 1905 Mrs. Longworth (1884 – 1980) was the oldest child of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. She was the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. 1905.