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Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Marco Polo Traveler Adventures

Philadelphia, PA
Come join your fellow travelers for a night of socializing, photography, and fun.  This season we have a new host, Geo's former president and fellow board member, Alyce Stick. We will meet at a new venue, Aya's Cafe, BYOB,... read more
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Past Events

Extreme Treks with BBC Earth's Ryan Pyle

Extreme Treks with BBC Earth's Ryan Pyle

Philadelphia, PA
Join adventurer and talented photographer, Ryan Pyle, as he crosses the globe exploring and photographing some of the most remote locations in the world. His human-powered adventures are always inspiring as he proves that anyone can get out and explore the great unknown. Extreme Treks is a modern...
Tuesday, October 23 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Border Crossings: The Changing Landscape of Modern-Day Turkey

Border Crossings: The Changing Landscape of Modern-Day Turkey

Philadelphia, PA
Changing Landscape of Modern Day Turkey -- Is Turkey Still a Democratic Republic? Join us as we open Geo's 128th season with an introduction to our new Executive Director, Dilek Karabucak. Dee received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Marmara University in Istanbul Turkey. After she moved to Phi...
Tuesday, September 25 2018 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Marco Polo Traveler Networking Night

Marco Polo Traveler Networking Night

Philadelphia, PA
Travels in Northern Sudan - presented by Sherry CarrFrom today's capital of Khartoum north through the Western Desert to the foot of Jebel Barkal, the Holy Mountain of Nubian Pharaohs, and as far north as the 3rd cataract, Sherry explored numerous archeological sites from Nubian, Pharaonic, Merot...
Wednesday, February 21 2018 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Mysteries of the Romanovs: A Forensic Story

Mysteries of the Romanovs: A Forensic Story

Philadelphia, PA
The mystery surrounding the life, and especially the death, of the last direct members of the Russian Imperial Romanov family has been capturing imaginations for generations. The destiny of the Romanov Family – mother, father, four beautiful daughters and son – was not explained until decades aft...
Tuesday, February 6 2018 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Kurds’ Quest for Independence in Iraq

Kurds’ Quest for Independence in Iraq

Philadelphia, PA
Mohammed Salih, Journalist will give an insider’s perspective of the Iraqi Kurdistan conflict and the role of the United States. The modern Middle East holds numerous peoples and groups within relatively new, relatively arbitrary borders. Among those people are Kurds – currently spread across mu...
Monday, December 11 2017 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Members Only Reception and Viewing of Historic Collections

Members Only Reception and Viewing of Historic Collections

Philadelphia, PA
GEO Board Member, Paul Spangler, is an inveterate traveler and a collector of rare and unique historical documents and art.  He opens his home and his significant private-collection to our most valued members for an intimate gathering and viewing of these singular items. Paul’s collection include...
Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Marco Polo Networking Night

Marco Polo Networking Night

Philadelphia, PA
Travels to Caucasus, Darjeeling and Sikkim, and Bali!The Splendors of Bali: The island's beaches, the cultural vibrancy and spiritual strength, the processions of temple festivals, 200,000 temples, the dances, ceremonies and masques.   A photographer's dream captured by Tom Tauber.The Mountains o...
Thursday, October 5 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Honoring Steve McCurry: 127th "Explorer of the Year"

Honoring Steve McCurry: 127th "Explorer of the Year"

Philadelphia, PA
Steve McCurry catapulted to fame with his iconic photo of the “Afghan Girl” - the young, Peshawari refugee - that first appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985.  He has achieved unparalleled excellence in photographic journalism in a career that has spanned decades and crossed border...
Tuesday, August 29 2017 6:00 PM 9:30 PM

Travel Junkies: Food – You Ate What??!

Travel Junkies: Food – You Ate What??!

Philadelphia, PA
Join the fun and share your photos of fun, funky, or foul foods you've encountered! Our “open-mic” is geared toward people who like to share their world through pictures taken while traveling – or even in daily life. All are welcome to bring 5-7 photos on a thumb drive to be projected on a scree...
Thursday, August 24 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

GEO ROAD TRIP: PRIVATE TOUR OF DECOMISSIONED US MILITARY BASE

GEO ROAD TRIP: PRIVATE TOUR OF DECOMISSIONED US MILITARY BASE

Wall Township, NJ
Members of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia have the honor of being first to re-live history.  Join us, as we embark on a day trip to Camp Evans, a formerly classified, decommissioned, US military base. For full details, please visit: GeographicalSociety.org Includes transportation, 3 h...
Saturday, June 24 2017 9:30 AM 4:00 PM
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