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Past Events

Memory and Identity: Following the Footsteps of Freedom Fighters in Spain

Memory and Identity: Following the Footsteps of Freedom Fighters in Spain

Haverford, PA
On Wednesday, May 12th, join María Luisa Guardiola, a Professor at Swarthmore College and an expert in Spanish language and literature, take us on a journey across the Spanish Mediterranean corridor, ending in Catalonia. María Luisa will take us on a trip designed to trail the footsteps of Republi…
Wednesday, May 12 2021 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA’S WATER: PRESERVATION & EXPLORATION

PHILADELPHIA’S WATER: PRESERVATION & EXPLORATION

Haverford, PA
The Relationship Between Human Activity and the Health of River Ecology Many would assume the best thing for the rivers would be a "return to nature", however, that really is not an option. The health of the Delaware River Watershed and its inhabitants depends on a highly managed relationship betw…
Thursday, April 22 2021 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

KUNGA: 4,500 Years in the Making

KUNGA: 4,500 Years in the Making

Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, we're in for a treat! Join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia's board president Dr. Jill Weber at Rex at the Royal (in-person and virtual), 6:30-8 PM. We’ll meet for drinks and conversation, and hear about Dr. Weber’s discovery. For decades, scholars knew of a…
Wednesday, February 16 2022 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

SILK ROAD THEN AND NOW: 2200 years in the making

SILK ROAD THEN AND NOW: 2200 years in the making

Philadelphia, PA
Thanks to the Silk Road tea, coca, tobacco, cotton, whisky, and Marco Polo (1254–1324), famous for traveling to China's Yuan Empire when he was 17, earned their well-respected appreciation through the centuries.  March 30th, in-person 6:30-9 PM, join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia’s pane…
Wednesday, March 30 2022 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

GEO's Members/Friends Exclusive: Virtual Travel to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana with Nino Mohan

GEO's Members/Friends Exclusive: Virtual Travel to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana with Nino Mohan

Haverford, PA
Join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia's Members and Friends Exclusive with Nino Mohan, Photographer, and World Traveler.  The pandemic has put a halt to most of our daily lives. We invite you to travel while safely nestled in your home. As Nino expertly narrates each slide, we will take a …
Friday, March 12 2021 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Following Your Gut with Kae Lani Palmisano

Following Your Gut with Kae Lani Palmisano

Philadelphia, PA
Join us on October 28th at 6:30 PM at the century-old landmark Plays and Players Theater, for an evening of fun discussion with Kae Lani Palmisano! Meet old friends and new, raise a glass at Quig’s Pub, known as the “actor’s speakeasy,” a private club inside Rittenhouse’s Plays and Players Theatre.…
Thursday, October 28 2021 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Göbekli Tepe: Beyond the Monuments

Göbekli Tepe: Beyond the Monuments

Haverford, PA
Following the last Ice Age, human culture entered a new era of adaptation and change termed the Neolithic. Early in this period, almost 12,000 years ago, people in ancient Anatolia built enigmatic structures that could be the world’s first megalithic ritual site - Göbekli Tepe. The ancient complex …
Wednesday, April 7 2021 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Honoring Guinness Records Holder Taylor Demonbreun – GEO’s 129th Legacy Event

Honoring Guinness Records Holder Taylor Demonbreun – GEO’s 129th Legacy Event

Philadelphia, PA
Announcing the 2021 Explorer of the Year, Taylor Demonbreun: Traveler, and Four Guinness World Records Recipient Join us on June 3rd, 2021 at 6:00 PM, as we celebrate our 130-year legacy in honoring Taylor as our 129th Explorer. Let's raise a glass to reconnect in person, meeting old and new frien…
Thursday, June 3 2021 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Back on the Road: Colombia, Panama, and Paris - Crossroads of World Cultures

Back on the Road: Colombia, Panama, and Paris - Crossroads of World Cultures

Philadelphia, PA
Friday, May 20, 2022 | Academy of Vocal Arts, 6:30-9 p.m. | in-person event  Join the Geographical Society of Philadelphia's friends at the historical neighborhood opera house and generous host the Academy of Vocal Arts. Marco Polo travelogue series is Back on the Road presenting Crossroads of Wo…
Friday, May 20 2022 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Honoring the Explorer of the Year Leon McCarron - GEO's 130th Legacy Event

Honoring the Explorer of the Year Leon McCarron - GEO's 130th Legacy Event

Philadelphia, PA
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia cordially invites you to its 130th  Legacy Event honoring the Explorer of the Year, Leon McCarron. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Penn Museum, 5:30-8:30 PM Visit the Middle Eastern Galleries, and listen to Leon’s presentation in the Harrison Auditorium followe…
Tuesday, June 14 2022 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

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