Over these past weeks the Society has hosted a number of exciting virtual programs, and we look forward to resuming this programming when appropriate. Now our attention is rightly focused on mourning the senseless loss of an innocent life and reflecting on the difficult, necessary conversations and actions we must all take to begin to ensure that such tragedies end. 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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Adrianna Link
Inspired by its 2020 exhibition Dr. Franklin, Citizen Scientist, the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum is organizing a daylong symposium that explores the nature...
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Photo of Wyck by Robert Buzzard Photography The collection provides invaluable primary source material for American History topics c.1690-1970, including Yellow Fever, Horticulture, Brewing, Meteorology...
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By Sean Keenan Bryn Mawr College, 2019 APS Curatorial Intern Benjamin Franklin’s intellect swept him up in the tides of scientific knowledge of the 18th...
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With the onset of a new season at the APS, the Library & Museum is excited to announce the arrival of a new staff member...
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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...
Marian Christ
Emma Seiler (1821-1886), the fifth woman elected to membership in the American Philosophical Society (1870), was born in Würzburg, Bavaria and came to Philadelphia in...
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APS offices and Library will be closed Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. The Society will return to regular hours on Monday, July 8...
Janine Boldt
Header image: A Map of the Tennassee Government formerly part of North Carolina taken chiefly from Surveys by Genl. D. Smith & Others, 1793. APS...