The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of innovators and of discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.
As of February 1, 2018, the Chemical Heritage Foundation is now the Science History Institute.
Explore the highlights of our permanent collection and changing exhibitions on a free guided tour with our experienced staff.
Search over 5,000 of our digitized items: artifacts, photographs, advertisements, letters, rare books, and more.
Making eco-friendly cement is easy; the hard part comes later.
The disputed origin story of one of the 20th century’s most important inventions.
Eschewing tradition, some instrument makers are redefining what a violin, viola, or cello is.