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APS Museum

Alexandra Rospond
Weather affects our everyday lives. We look it up before we go outside, to work, or to school. Today, we can check weather forecasts on...
D. O. McCullough
The American Philosophical Society’s Library & Museum exhibition, Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, explores the obstacles and opportunities people without formal training can face when trying...
Michael Madeja
Did you read that title more than once? If you did, there is no pirate-like mischief about it! A boat is docked in the Society’s...
Jackie Antolos
A large piece of last semester’s puzzle for me was doing field work with a cultural organization. While studying Secondary Education and History at Temple...
Janine Boldt
The American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist was not originally going to have a published catalog. However, this summer, I was...
Adrianna Link
With collections pertaining to over 650 Indigenous cultures from across the Americas; manuscripts and other materials spanning the history of science, technology, and medicine from...
Michael Madeja
Many in the museum field have created virtual tours of exhibitions. The APS was delighted to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities...
Janine Boldt
When the pandemic forced the American Philosophical Society (APS) to close, our upcoming exhibition, Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, was on the verge of installation. Thanks...