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.

Support the APS

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

-Benjamin Franklin

The American Philosophical Society, this country’s first learned society, has continued to play an important role in American culture and intellectual life since its founding nearly 275 years ago. 

An eminent learned organization of international reputation, the APS promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. 

Help us preserve the past and shape the future with a gift to the APS. Gifts from Members and Friends provide important support for the annual operations of the organization, as well as endowment, restricted programs, and capital needs.

For further information, please contact Linda Jacobs at 215-440-3434 or ljacobs@amphilsoc.org.