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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...
Valerie-Anne Lutz
This week marks the 315th birthday of Benjamin Franklin, who founded many institutions in Philadelphia, including the American Philosophical Society. The APS’s Library & Museum...
Sabrina Bocanegra
Welcome to the first monthly update on the Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society’s new IMLS grant, Revolutionary City: A Portal to the...
Bethany Farrell
In summer 2020, the APS received support to continue developing the Franklin Ledgers Project through a National Endowment for the Humanities: CARES grant. The APS...
American Philosophical Society
This blog post originally appeared in the 2020 Issue of the American Philosophical Society News, which you can find here. Members and staff at the...
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...