Object Explorer


The centerpiece of our museum features a pair of high-resolution, interactive tables where visitors can explore the history and science behind various everyday objects.

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Oral History Training


Want to learn more about oral history and research interview methodologies? Register now for one of our training workshops being held this summer at the Institute, NC State, and MIT.

International Year of the Periodic Table

#IYPT2019

The Science History Institute joins the United Nations in celebrating 2019 as the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements.

The Othmer Library


The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History is an independent research library encompassing the history of chemistry and related sciences and industries.

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.

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