APS offices and the Library will be closed until further notice. On-site events are suspended through April 30, but read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. Read more about the APS response to COVID-19.

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Janine Boldt
About one year ago, I began researching for the 2020 American Philosophical Society exhibition, the theme of which was “Benjamin Franklin’s science.” As lead curator...
American Philosophical Society
Updated March 26, 2020 While onsite programs are on hold, there are many ways to engage with APS events and collections remotely in the coming...
American Philosophical Society
By Anisha Gupta and Emily Margolis Advancing STEM education has been a priority for NASA, America’s civilian space agency, since its founding in 1958. Over...
Janine Boldt
When I began researching for the upcoming exhibition, Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, I admittedly knew relatively little about Benjamin Franklin’s wife, Deborah Read Franklin (d...
Erin Holmes
Top image: Surveyor's Instruments, c. 1765 APS. This post is part two in Erin Holmes's series "A Few Technical Items: Questions about 18th Century Surveying...
Erin Holmes
As an interdisciplinary scholar, I am a historian of a lot of things. I am a historian of Early America, slavery, social, cultural, and political...
American Philosophical Society
APS offices, the Library reading room, and the Museum gallery will be closed on select dates in November and December 2019. November Holiday Hours APS...
American Philosophical Society
By Rosemarie Fettig, Bryn Mawr College 2019 Curatorial Research Intern The following blog post is adapted from a presentation given as part of the APS...