The APS Museum will be closed today 11/5 for maintenance and closed tomorrow 11/16 for staff development.
APS launches podcast
The American Philosophical Society is celebrating its 275th Anniversary by asking APS Members and scholars to reflect on important talks delivered at the Society's biannual meetings. Episodes of "Great Talks at the American Philosophical Society" are now available on iTunes.
A new online exhibition featuring treasures from the APS Museum and Library collections is now available. Explore highlights in early American history, the history of science, Native American studies—along with some surprises!
Former APS President Clyde Barker will deliver the 2018 Susan O. Montgomery Lecture on the life and research of Benjamin Rush. Rush was an important patriot and social reformer as well as the most influential and controversial physician of his time.
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.