Print ad for Dow depicting woman buying groceries, 1952

Joseph Priestley Society Virtual Talk

Thursday, March 11 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST

This month’s JPS program features a panel of industry leaders from the nonanimal food industry who will present “Neither Fish nor Fowl: The Growth of Alternatives to Animal-Derived Food.”
Interior of old German ID card

Escape from Nazi Terror

Distillations Article

Chemist Max Bredig’s race to
save family and friends from catastrophe.
Michael Somogyi and Unidentified Women in Laboratory

Women’s History Month


We’re joining this annual celebration by highlighting the stories of women in science through our digital collections, programs and events, historical biographies, Distillations content, and other initiatives.
A nurse in a mask

Between Us and Catastrophe

On View at 315 Chestnut Street

The Science History Institute presents an outdoor exhibition showcasing portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers by Philadelphia photographer Kyle Cassidy.
Bayer Aspirin Tin, 12 Tablet Size

Digital Collections


We have more than 8,600 digitized items in our collections, including artifacts, photographs, rare books, and advertisements grouped into featured topics like health and medicine.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

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