APS offices and the Library will be closed until further notice. On-site events are suspended, 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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Michael Madeja
If you’ve been spending as much time on Zoom or are longing for a change in scenery like we are, we suggest using these images...
Cynthia Heider
There are few things as tantalizing to the imagination as finding a mysterious object in an archival collection, especially one that's already full of more...
Michael Madeja
Throughout May, the APS Library & Museum Programming division (often internally referred to as “LAMP”) will be doing a social media takeover of the Society’s...
American Philosophical Society
By Janine Yorimoto Boldt and Emily A. Margolis While doing research on Mesmerism (also called animal magnetism) for the exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, we...
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 May 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...