As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public for at least the rest of the summer. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the summer and fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.
Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the September 2020 conference "Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond." Click to view the full program and learn more about this event.
Investigating Indentured Servitude: Visualizing Experiences of Colonial America—the Center for Digital Scholarship’s latest Open Data Initiative project—is now live. Discover what the data and visualizations reveal about migration, labor, and exploitation in early America.
The APS, together with the Library Company of Philadelphia and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop Revolutionary City: A Portal to the Nation’s Founding.
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.