Following the completion of renovations, the Society’s Library & Museum has begun expanding Reading Room services. All visitors to APS facilities should review the latest COVID vaccine and masking policies.
APS Welcomes New Members for 2022
The American Philosophical Society is pleased to announce the election of 29 new resident and eight new international Members. Election to the APS honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields.
The 2022 exhibition, Becoming Weatherwise: A History of Climate Science in America, explores the questions and methods that have driven the study of weather and climate in the Western world from the mid-18th century through today.
Philosophical Hall, adjacent to Independence Hall, has been the home of the American Philosophical Society since 1789. In its 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.