The Society’s exceptional collection numbers over 13 million manuscripts, objects, books, images, and works of art. Topics covered include early American and Revolutionary history, 18th and 19th century natural history, American Indian linguistics and culture, nuclear physics, computer development, medical science, genetics and eugenics, and the development of cultural anthropology in America.
Ways to Interact with the Museum
Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., April 3 through December 27, 2020.
Other times by appointment. To arrange a school or group visit, see here. Please request exhibition tours or school programs at least two weeks in advance.
Exhibition-specific educator and classroom resources coming soon!
Use of the archival materials requires an appointment. This website will help you navigate how to set up a research appointment and what you need to prepare in advance.
Use the Online Collections and Exhibitions
Many of the APS Library’s manuscripts and images have been digitized; this website will allow you to explore those pieces of the collection.
This page contains an archive of several years of online exhibitions and resources compiled by the APS, many topics might be of interest to educators and National History Day participants.
These digital projects created through the APS's Center for Digital Scholarship offer new ways to interact with material in the APS collections.
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