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.

Virtual Offerings at the American Philosophical Society

Founded in 1743, the American Philosophical Society has pursued a mission of "promoting useful knowledge" through research, publications, and public programs. As people around the world have begun to live and work remotely while we fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the APS has put online the great programming usually offered in-person throughout the year. We think Benjamin Franklin, our founder, would heartily support our efforts to keep you edified and entertained!

Use the navigation bar to the left to take you to content specially designed for different audiences. In each segment you will find upcoming programs as well as links to archived programs. Several of the past programs have resources for further information which we hope you will explore.

Please bookmark this page and visit often. If you have any suggestions for types of programs you would like to see, please email Head of Scholarly Programming Adrianna Link (, Head of Education Programs Michael Madeja (mmadeja@amphilsoc), or Associate Director for Library and Museum Programming Kyle Roberts ( "See" you online!