Geographical Society of Philadelphia

GEO’s Sip & Talk with New Liberty Distillery

Tattooed Mom 530 South Street, Philadelphia

What's the science behind the whiskey? Presented by the master distiller Robert Cassell and mixologist David Birkowski, whiskey enthusiasts will learn the differences in taste and between different bottles, how the whiskey is distilled as they get to taste Kinsey American 10, Rye, and Bourbon, New Liberty Bloody Butcher.

Free

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

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 entrepreneur with a firm belief in the power of music that benefits the quality of life.
Misoon will talk about her journey - the cultural exchange between her native country and her hometown Philadelphia;
How classical music is perceived in different cultures, how the pandemic has affected the classical music sphere, and how breathing plays a crucial role as a key element of mindfulness and coping with life's challenges.

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

Jet Wine Bar 1525 South St, Philadelphia, PA

Join our board president Jill, an archaeologist and restaurateur hold a tasting about Ancient World Wines on October 11 at 2 PM, virtual OR in-person. We will be tasting an amber wine from Georgia, a white wine from Turkey, and red wine from Greece.

A Virtual Tour of the Sacred Valley of Peru

Known as the Urubamba Valley, this unique area is home to several historically significant Peruvian sites: Cusco, Sacsayhuaman, Ollanta Tay Tambo, and Machu Pichu. People have flocked to see these sites for decades. Find out why on December 8th!

$5 – $10

Göbekli Tepe: Beyond the Monuments – Marco Polo Series Returns with an Intriguing Presentation

Virtual - LIVE ZOOM

Marco Polo Travel Series Returns with an Exclusive Event:
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 is so vast that, though archaeologists have been busy excavating it since its discovery in 1994, it still holds many secrets. Along the way, they’ve uncovered strange animal carvings, towering stone pillars, and the earliest known evidence of megalithic rituals. They’re still working to unravel the site’s biggest mysteries: Who built it, and why?

$10 – $15