Registration Open for the Past, Present, and Future of Libraries
The APS Library is hosting a conference that explores the history of libraries, the present opportunities for libraries, and the potential future for libraries as they continue to evolve in the 21st century.
Hanna Holborn Gray will speak on her memoir, An Academic Life, which traces her life from her childhood in Germany to a celebrated career in higher education, including her time as the first woman president of a major research university at the University of Chicago.
Enjoy a variety of activities as we celebrate the Society's 275th anniversary and bring Franklin's spirit of inquiry back to Old City. Hands-on activities for the whole family will explore science, art, and history.
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.