Geographical Society of Philadelphia

Leon McCarron – 130th Explorer of the Year

Congratulations to LeonMcCarron …the #GeoSocietyPhila recipient of the special Cecilia Beaux pin which has previously been awarded to explorers such as #RobertPeary, #TheodoreRoosevelt, #NeilArmstrong, #DianaNyad, and #DerrickPitts – to name just a few. Each year since 1891, the Legacy Event honors individuals based on their work in exploring the world[…]

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Our Partners and Sponsors

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia sincerely thanks all partners and friends. Past and current supporters  include:    The Frederick and Colette B. Heldring Charitable Fund – for their continuous support of GEO’s educational programs.  American Philosophical Society  Pyramid Club Philadelphia   The Union League of Philadelphia  Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Preservation[…]

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Yes, I found the Kunga! The genetic identity of the earliest human-made hybrid animals, the kungas of Syro-Mesopotamia.

Congratulations to our board president, Dr. Jill Weber, a world-renowned archeologist who has discovered the existence of Kunga, the first human-engineered hybrid breed. I have excavated, analyzed, and interpreted many interesting things over the course of my archaeology career. But, my favorite find easily has been the Kunga. The Kunga[…]

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Navigating our Changing World

In 2021, we have presented a variety of perspectives on architecture and archaeology, explored through photography, and participated in conversations about Climate Change, and tasted wine with our board president, Dr. Jill Weber, a wining archeologist. We were also able to honor our Explorer of the Year, Taylor Demonbreun, in person!

Come along with us on our journey to better understand this New World in Geographical Society’s 130th Year!

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Water Conservation: THEN and NOW

by Alyce Stick and Amy Shelanski, GEO’s Board Members Ideas on water conservation, knowledge of the subject, and efforts to effect beneficial change have evolved considerably over the past hundred years. This two-part article illustrates that while as long ago as 1912, members of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia were deeply[…]

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Annual Legacy Event – Explorer of the Year Award

Since 1891, we have been annually honoring an “Explorer of the Year”. We choose the nominee based on their work crossing boundaries in their own successful and very worthy example of that goal. The special Cecilia Beaux pin has been awarded to Robert Peary, Theodore Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, Diana Nyad, and Derrick Pitts – to name just a few.

Stay tuned for the “Date and our Next Honoree”

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