Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Camp Evans Road Trip!

   

Saturday, June 24, 2017
Be the first to relive history!

Guests of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia have the honor of being first to re-live history.  Join us, as we embark on a road trip to Camp Evans, a formerly classified, decommissioned, US military base.

This military installation is noted for a 1914 transatlantic radio receiver and its WWI, World War II and Cold War laboratories, most notable of which is Guglielmo Marconi’s lab known for it’s pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission  and for his development of radar and a radio telegraph system. He is often credited as the inventor of radio, and he won the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy.

Experience the dawn of America’s space age at the Project Diana site.  See the largest and rarest collection of operating military vehicles and equipment in the world.

Two pick up spots:
9:30am:  1995 Scout Road off City Line Avenue at the Hilton Hotel’s self parking lot.
10:30am: The free parking lot at 23rd and Arch Streets, Philadelphia
Return estimated at 5:30pm.

$85 GEO Members • $110 Public
Includes travel on Hagey’s Coach Line and a gourmet box lunch.

 

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