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Geographical Society of Philadelphia

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, fat... read more
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Past Events

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GEO Board Member, Paul Spangler, is an inveterate traveler and a collector of rare and unique historical documents and art.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

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
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