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[…]
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[…]
Coming up the Summer of 2020, we’ll explore the world’s most modern cities with our Marco Polo event: Dubai, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Doha in Qatar, and Muskat in Oman, Tibet, and China’s vast southern province of Yunnan.
Where: Parisa Rugs, 33 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia 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-after rugs in the world. Meet Parisa’s father, a sixth-generation Qashqai rug merchant, and enjoy a delicious Persian stew,[…]
Where:Feast Your Eyes, 1750 North Front Street, Philadelphia Obsessed with the mystery of one man’s daring triumph to steal the Mona Lisa from the Louvre, Tonight Show’s Joe Medeiros screens his award-winning documentary. He tracks down the legendary masterpiece, to the shabby squalor of Vincenzo Perrugia’s apartment, where this lowly[…]
The Geographical Society of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the winners of our 2016 Travel Photo Contest! People: 1st – Vera Hershenberg – “Woman in Window” 2nd – Susan Albert – “Down Time at the Rodeo” 3rd – Susan Albert – “Sikh” Places: 1st – Jim Cheney – “Portland[…]
Annual Dinner 2016 February 7, 2016 email@example.com Annual Dinner Where: Asia on the Parkway, 1700 Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia As you may have heard, Prince Charles stole our date for the scheduled Annual Dinner with Mark Evans because his HRH Prince Charles decided like us to honor Mark for his[…]
Enter GEO’s 2016 Travel Photo Contest! Our Contest is now closed – please check back for winners, or see them for yourself at a special, Marco Polo event! GEO’s 2016 Travel Photo Contest, running November 15, 2016 – January 15, 2017, supports our mission “to promote the discovery and appreciation[…]