As of July 6th, APS offices are open to staff and invited visitors. The Society will remain closed to the public until further notice. Library & Museum staff now have access to our collections and will respond to reference and photoduplication requests as soon as possible. However, please note that response times may be delayed due to increased demand. The Society will continue a robust slate of virtual programs throughout the fall. Read more about virtual programming and resources that can be accessed remotely. For further information on the APS reopening and its COVID response, please click here.

APS Museum

Janine Boldt
The American Philosophical Society recently acquired its third portrait of Robert Maskell Patterson (1787-1854); this one by the renowned artist Thomas Sully painted in 1866...
David Gary
The Transactions of the American Philosophical Society is the nation’s oldest scientific periodical, and the publication of its first volume in early March 1771 proved...
Kyle Roberts
Over the past few weeks, we have explored a series of cooking recipes found in the American Philosophical Society’s collection of Benjamin Franklin’s manuscripts. Nearly...
Kyle Roberts
We return with our exploration of the cooking recipes found in the American Philosophical Society’s collections of Benjamin Franklin’s manuscripts. Nearly sixty years ago, APS...
American Philosophical Society
Fresh off of the LAMP (Library and Museum Programming) takeover of the APS’s social media accounts, June will transition us into the APS Museum Guide...
Kyle Roberts
This week, we continue our exploration of the series of cooking recipes, found in the American Philosophical Society’s collections of Benjamin Franklin’s manuscripts. Nearly sixty...
Michael Madeja
As the Library & Museum Programming staff provided content for the #LAMPTakeover of APS social media in May 2020, plenty of ideas didn’t quite come...
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...