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Science History Institute Awarded $40K PHMC Grant


Museum receives Cultural and Historical Support Grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Map of watersheds in Massachusetts

Joseph Priestley Society Virtual Talk

January 21, 2021 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EST

The Institute’s Jesse Smith and Science Gallery Bengaluru’s Jahnavi Phalkey present “Fluid Movements: Interpreting the Past, Present, and Future of Water.”
Bike delivery person in a mask

Between Us and Catastrophe

On View at 315 Chestnut Street

The Institute presents an outdoor exhibition showcasing portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers by Philadelphia photographer Kyle Cassidy.
Engraving of alchemist and royalty

Dr. Butler and the Quest for the Philosophers’ Stone

Distillations Article

How searching for alchemy’s secrets helped create modern science.
Fellows doing research in the Othmer Lbrary

Apply for a Fellowship

Deadline: January 25, 2021

Join our vibrant community of fellows from around the world who study a vast range of topics in the history and social studies of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.