APS Museum

Michael Madeja
Curious Old City visitors might be pondering what that skeleton in the American Philosophical Society’s Jefferson Garden is. Its tall, wooden frame leaves much to...
Alexandra Rospond
Today when a visitor walks into a natural history museum there are dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures that they can identify right away. Some people know...
Amy Ellison
By Amy Ellison and Erin Holmes, Andrew W Mellon Curatorial Fellows In 2018, the APS Museum is celebrating the Society’s 275th anniversary with a new...
Brian Carpenter
In May of 1712, the Delaware (Lenape) chief Sassoonan was travelling north through eastern Pennsylvania with 12 other member of his nation. The purpose of...
Michael Madeja
The 1793 yellow fever epidemic features prominently in middle school curriculum throughout the east coast. Knowing this, and having fallen tragically in love with letters...
American Philosophical Society
The American Philosophical Society will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The APS Library and offices will remain closed on July 5 and 6,...
American Philosophical Society
Congratulations to the American Philosophical Society Fellowship recipients for 2018-2019! Each year, the Society offers two long-term, two digital humanities, and twenty to twenty-five short-term...
Jessica Frankenfield
They calculated the size of the solar system, explored distant lands, shed light on the origins of life, unearthed ancient fossils, invented computer technologies, cured...