APS offices and Library will be closed for the holidays from December 24th until January 1st. We will reopen for regular hours on January 2nd.
The Cabinetmaker's Account
The newest publication from the American Philosophical Society Press is The Cabinetmaker's Account: John Head's Record of Craft & Commerce in Colonial Philadelphia, 1718—1753 by Jay Robert Stiefel. Available now.
A new episode of "Great Talks at the American Philosophical Society" is now available! Host Patrick Spero discusses the life and legacy of APS Member J. Robert Oppenheimer with biographer Martin Sherwin.
At the American Philosophical Society Museum, visitors will see exhibitions drawn from the Society’s renowned collections that trace American history and science from the Founding Fathers to the digital age.
The American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, it continues its mission of "promoting useful knowledge" through research, fellowships, and public outreach.