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.
Living with Climate Change Symposium
On September 29 and 30, the APS's Library & Museum will host a symposium that brings together scholars from all disciplines and policy makers to explore the effects of climate change on all aspects of life.
The latest issue of the Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society features articles from Peter C. Mancall, Jan M. Ziolkowski, Margaret C. Jacob, and Mark W. Moffett. It is available to read online.
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.