Geographical Society of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA’S WATER: PRESERVATION/EXPLORATION – the Relationship Between Human Activity and the Health of River Ecology

Virtual - LIVE ZOOM

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 between human activity and the waterways. Each of our panelists has been deeply involved in that relationship and has valuable insights to share about past, current, and future challenges. 

$5 – $10

Honoring Guinness Records Holder Taylor Demonbreun – GEO’s 129th Legacy Event

DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City 237 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

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 friends, and celebrating Taylor and the world travel! Taylor holds four Guinness World Records: the Youngest to visit all sovereign countries, both overall and female, as well as the Fastest to visit all sovereign countries, both overall and female.

$40 – $60

Following Your Gut with Kae Lani Palmisano Exploring the World Cultures Through Food

Plays and Players 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA

Join Emmy Award-Winning television host and food and travel writer, Kae Lani Palmisano, for an interactive discussion on the many ways in which food expresses cultural identity and how her travels across four continents changed the way she thinks about what we eat. 

$20 – $35

KUNGA: 4,500 Years in the Making

Rex at the Royal 1524 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join Dr. Jill Weber as she discusses this incredible find from a royal cemetery in Syria, at the site of Umm el-Marra.  Dr. Weber hypothesized that these animals were, in fact, the ancient kunga based on the population’s demography, behavioral artifacts, and provenance.

$5 – $15

SILK ROAD THEN AND NOW: 2200 Years in the Making

gloria dei old swedes church 916 S Swanson Street, Philadelphia, PA

SILK ROAD THEN AND NOW: 2200 Years in the Making - presented by experts following in Marco Polo's footsteps (1254–1324) on March 30th, in-person 6:30-9 PM at the Gloria Dei Historic Site.

$15 – $25

Back on the Road: Colombia, Panama, and Paris – Crossroads of World Cultures & Reflections on the Psychology of Happiness and Travel

The Academy of Vocal Arts 1920 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Marco Polo travelogue series is Back on the Road presenting Crossroads of World Cultures; Colombia, Panama, and Paris. Also, presented by a clinical psychologist, join us to hear about Reflections on the Psychology of Happiness and Travel.  Friday, May 20, 2022 | Academy of Vocal Arts, 6:30-9 p.m. | in-person event 

$40 – $50

Saving Our Cultural Heritage – Dr. Jonathan Bell

The Racquet Club of Philadelphia 215 S 16th Street, Philadelphia

Discover with our guest speaker Dr. Jonathan S. Bell, fascinating images and hear inside stories of the World Monuments Fund's (WMF) accomplishments in saving our cultural heritage.
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | 6:30-8:30 PM | The Racquet Club of Philadelphia

$65 – $75

OPEN HOUSE AT JEZABEL’S: A MEMBER’S and FRIEND’S SOCIAL

Jezabel's 206-208 S. 45TH Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join us to celebrate the legacy of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia! Get to know your fellow members, nomads, travelers, culture enthusiasts, and rediscover our Society. 
November 10, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

$30