A Message from the Science History Institute about COVID-19
The Science History Institute’s conference center is now open for event rentals. Our Othmer Library is open to researchers by appointment only on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our museum remains closed to the public.
While our museum is temporarily closed, you can still visit our outdoor exhibition, Between Us and Catastrophe, which features large-scale portraits of the pandemic’s essential workers. You can also take a virtual tour of one of our exhibitions on Google Arts & Culture or join us online for a variety of virtual programs and events. In addition to in-person appointments, researchers can contact Othmer Library staff about virtual reference requests, research assistance, and copy services. Plan your events by calling 215-629-5151 or emailing email@example.com.
New Distillations content is posted frequently and includes our ongoing Pandemic Perspectives series, which features topical stories and interviews with biomedical researchers, physicians, public health experts, and historians that frame our current crisis.
We encourage you to explore our free digital content and to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram where you’ll find engaging stories about the history of science, including links to articles, videos, podcasts, historical biographies, and our digital collections.
We will revise our policies as new information and guidance becomes available.