APS Museum

Janine Boldt
Header image: Edward Savage, The Washington Family , 1789-1796. Oil on canvas. 213.6 x 284.2 cm. (84 1/8 x 111 7/8 in.) National Gallery of...
American Philosophical Society
Why would a government publish a map claiming land they do not control? Why would the citizens of a young nation—still recovering from a war...
Janine Boldt
Header image: Georges de Bois St. Lys, Plan de la Ville, des Rades et des Environs du Port au Prince , ca.1800. Ink on paper....
American Philosophical Society
By Erin Holmes and Amy Ellison, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellows Like most institutions of its age, the American Philosophical Society has been overwhelmingly...
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...