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Geographical Society of Philadelphia

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

Philadelphia, PA
Steve McCurry was catapulted to fame with his iconic photo of the “Afghan Girl” - the young, Peshawari refugee - which first appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985.  He has achieved unparalleled excellence in... read more

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GEO Board Member, Paul Spangler, is an inveterate traveler and a collector of rare and unique historical documents and art.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 intima... read more
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Past Events

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

Sense-Sational World of Olive Oil

Sense-Sational World of Olive Oil

Philadelphia, PA
A Collaboration of the College of Physicians, the Geographical Society, and the Monell Chemical Senses Center Presentations: Emcee: Emilio Mignucci from DiBruno Brothers What is Oleocanthal and Why Should I Care?Believe the hype and learn the science behind the healthfulness of olive oil with ...
Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:00 PM 8:30 PM

Members Only: Step Inside Iran

Members Only: Step Inside Iran

Philadelphia, PA
This is a private event, for our members only. To attend, please make sure that you have a current membership with www.GeographicalSociety.org Parisa Abdollahi invites you to step into her world of Qashqai people. This semi-nomadic tribe of Southern Iran is known for weaving the most sought-afte...
Wednesday, March 29 2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Marco Polo

Marco Polo

Philadelphia, PA
Join fellow explorers for an evening of spectacular travel-photos and networking at this “special edition” Marco Polo! The evening will be hosted by Tom Tauber, internationally-renowned photographer who will be presenting Syria before the war.  Other presenters to be announced. Tickets are $30 ...
Friday, March 10 2017 1:05 PM 1:06 PM

Mona Lisa is Missing

Mona Lisa is Missing

Philadelphia, PA
Joe Medeiros was the head writer for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno… he was also obsessed with the 1911 pilfering of the Mona Lisa right out of the Louvre!  That obsession led to his award-winning documentary, Mona Lisa is Missing. Joe will screen his film, unfolding the mystery of the daring the...
Tuesday, March 7 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Legacy Dinner w. Erik Weihenmayer Blind Explorer

Legacy Dinner w. Erik Weihenmayer Blind Explorer

Philadelphia, PA
Come meet explorer extraordinaire, Erik Weihenmayer. Erik, who has been blind since his teenage years, has conquered mountains (including all of the Seven Summits!), and so much more.  This accomplished climber, paraglider, skier, and kayaker will share his unique “vision” of the world and his am...
Tuesday, February 7 2017 5:30 PM 9:00 PM

Border Crossings: Understanding & Identifying the People of Srebrenica with Dr. Zoran Budimlija

Border Crossings: Understanding & Identifying the People of Srebrenica with Dr. Zoran Budimlija

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for an intimate conversation with Dr Budimlija who comes to us as both an expert in the identification of the human victims of this ethnic cleansing, and a Serbian who witnessed the strife within then-Yugoslavia. Full event information on www.GeographicalSociety.org
Thursday, January 19 2017 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Rewilding the World with Paul Rosolie

Rewilding the World with Paul Rosolie

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for an evening with Paul Rosolie: naturalist, adventurer, author, and award-winning wildlife-filmaker! Paul is currently witnessing the risks to fragile ecosystems and endangered wildlife in southern India and in Peru’s Amazon rainforest. In India, Paul risks his life to report on the con...
Wednesday, December 7 2016 6:00 PM 9:00 PM
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