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Geographical Society of Philadelphia

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… read more
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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

Casper Molenaar: Then and Now - An International Photographer in the Footsteps of Kurt Hielscher

Casper Molenaar: Then and Now - An International Photographer in the Footsteps of Kurt Hielscher

Haverford, PA
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia's 130th season continues with an Eastern Europe expert, a photographer from the Netherlands, Casper Molenaar. During his studies, Casper bought a second-hand photo book of his beloved region featuring 192 photos by celebrated German photographer, Kurt Hiels…
Saturday, November 14 2020 2:00 PM 3:30 PM

The Immigration Station of Philadelphia's Ellis Island: Pier 53 on Delaware River

The Immigration Station of Philadelphia's Ellis Island: Pier 53 on Delaware River

Haverford, PA
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia invites you to participate in presenting the story of Pier 53 also known as Washington Avenue Green by the Delaware River. The pier stands since 1873 when the Washington Avenue Immigration Station began its operations. Arriving immigrants first disembarked…
Tuesday, October 27 2020 6:00 PM 7:30 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

"Ancient Worlds, Modern Wines" with Dr. Jill Weber, the Wining Archeologist

"Ancient Worlds, Modern Wines" with Dr. Jill Weber, the Wining Archeologist

Philadelphia, PA
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia presents on October 11, Sunday at 2 PM, Ancient Worlds, Modern Wines! You are invited to join for an in-person OR virtual wine tasting, held in partnership with Jet Wine Bar and with our board president Dr. Jill Weber. You have two options: pre-order and …
Sunday, October 11 2020 2:00 PM 4:00 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

A Virtual Tour of the Sacred Valley of Peru

A Virtual Tour of the Sacred Valley of Peru

Haverford, PA
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia's 130th season continues with its Marco Polo series on December 8th, a Virtual Tour of the Sacred Valley of Peru presented by Jennifer Stein. Known as the Urubamba Valley, this unique area is home to several historically significant Peruvian sites: Cusco, …
Tuesday, December 8 2020 7:00 PM 8:00 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

GEO PRESENTS A SPECIAL BORDER CROSSINGS DISCUSSION WITH MEZZO SOPRANO MISOON GHIM: MUSIC CONNECTS CULTURES

GEO PRESENTS A SPECIAL BORDER CROSSINGS DISCUSSION WITH MEZZO SOPRANO MISOON GHIM: MUSIC CONNECTS CULTURES

Haverford, PA
GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA PRESENTS MEZZO-SOPRANO MISOON GHIM GEO's 130th Season continues with a virtual Border Crossings event presenting Misoon. Born in South Korea, an opera singer, professor of voice, a breathing technique expert, and the mother of two, she is also a non-profit ent…
Wednesday, September 23 2020 5:00 PM 6:00 PM
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