PBK Delaware Valley Events

Jul 16, 2020

Interactive Discussion of the film, "American Factory"

Virtual Movie Club discussion - No charge event.

Virtual discussion of the film, "American Factory".  Rotten Tomatoes score=94%.  Piercingly explores the cultural interplay and conflicts between American workers whose idled factory in Dayton, OH, has been revived by new Chinese management.  View on Netflix and register to meet via zoom on July 16, 2020, at 7:00 PM, for an initial introduction, after which the group will split into moderator-led "breakout rooms" for interactive discussion, followed by a return to the "main room" for a summary wrap-up.

Aug 13, 2020

Interactive discussion of "Empire of the Summer Moon", written by S.C. Gwynne

Virtual Book Club discussion - No charge event.

Virtual discussion of the book, "Empire of the Summer Moon", written by S.C. Gwynne  (319 pages). The stunning story of the 40 year battle between the Comanches and the settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah Parker, son of a Comanche chief and wife who had been abducted from a settlement as a young girl.  Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Literature; NY Times bestseller; NY Times Notable Book; named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR and the Washington Post.  Obtain from your favorite bookseller or library, and register to meet via zoom on August 13, 2020, at 7:00 PM, for an initial introduction, after which the group will split into moderator-led breakout rooms for interactive discussion, followed by a return to the "main room" for a summary wrap-up.

Sep 24, 2020

"Key Connections" Virtual Happy Hour & Networking Event for Delaware Valley 2020 Inductees

PBK Delaware Valley welcomes all 2020 Inductees residing/working in our 9 county area:  PA - Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties; NJ - Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester counties; DE - New Castle county, for a virtual Happy Hour & Networking event, on Thursday evening, Sept. 24, 2020, at 7:00 PM.  After an introduction in a zoom "main room", we'll move to rotating break-out rooms moderated by members of our Young Professional section and/or our LinkedIn group, so you can make career and personal connections, and meet other PBK's in our region.  We'll return to the "main room" for a summary wrap-up.  We'll be receiving names & e-addresses of eligible 2020 Inductees from the PBK National Office to e-send registration information directly to you.

Oct 13, 2020

"Unpacking the 'climate crisis' and what it means for Philadelphia"

Networking dinner & presentation by Rachel Valletta, PhD. Acorn Club, 1519 Locust St., Philadelphia

Dr. Valletta is the Environmental Scientist for the Franklin Institute, and director of the Climate and Urban Systems Partnership (CUSP) . The disturbances included in the broad rubric of "climate change" are already underway across the globe, and require everyone's attention.  Dr. Valletta will explore the localized impacts of climate change in the Delaware Valley, what climate change means for our wellbeing, and what we can do about it.  She will discuss new approaches for broaching climate change conversations and why many scientists are adopting a new climate change lexicon.

Apr 18, 2020

Tour of Fonthill Castle, group lunch, followed by tour of the Mercer Museum

To be Rescheduled: Saturday tour of Doylestown museums with lunch

The Mercer Museum is a six-story reinforced concrete castle designed by Henry Mercer (1856-1930), archeologist, ceramist, scholar, and antiquarian, which was completed in 1916.  With Mercer's 40-room eclectic home, Fonthill Castle- a mix of medieval, gothic, and Byzantine architectural styles and home to Mercer's extensive collection of prints and tiles, it is one of Bucks County's premier cultural attractions and a Smithsonian affiliate.  IIt features local and national traveling exhibits, as well as a over 50,000 pre-Industrial tools covering sixty different crafts/trades, and is one of the world's most comprehensive portraits of pre-Industrial American material culture. 

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Rachel Valletta, PhD

Mercer Museum

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