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.

Educator Resources

Educators at an event

PLEASE NOTE: the APS Library & Museum is currently closed due to COVID-19. We will update this page when more information on the Library & Museum's reopening is available. 

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

Visit the Museum

Museum currently closed

Hours: Thursday–Sunday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.. 
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!

Visit the Archive

Archive is currently closed to the public.

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.

Virtual Offerings

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. 

A page containing free crafts and activities for de-stressing or hands-on learning.

This page is for those curious about the practice of letter writing before, in, and after the 18th century.

Learn about edits to the Declaration of Independence, from when they happened to what they mean. 

Explore the careers and people that make the APS what it is! 

An immersive and sensory lesson on the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. 

Information and activities on 18th and 19th century naturalists and their roles in both science and the APS.

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