Welcome to the Geographic Society of Chicago

The Geographic Society of Chicago (GSC) is involved with anything and everything related to the study of geography. Our members and contributors come from all walks of life, all sharing one thing: an unrelenting love and devotion to geographical pursuits.

Established in 1898 by a group of geography professors in order to promote and celebrate the study of geography, the GSC today is comprised of professional geographers, teachers, business and government leaders, as well as interested members of the public.

Together, our board and membership provide education opportunities for students and educators, assist in building geographic materials collections in educational and cultural institutions, promote new and emerging technologies in problem solving, and much more.

Geography: It’s All About Location.™

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  1. Chicago Cable Cars

    October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. 2014 Geographic Visionary Award Presentation

    November 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  3. Seeing India: “Everything Changes while Everything Stays the Same” Personal Photos from 1966 to 2012

    November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Ringing Out the Old, Ringing in the New

    December 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Backyard Geographer