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Dr. Butler and the Quest for the Philosophers’ Stone

Distillations Article

How searching for alchemy’s secrets helped create modern science.
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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.
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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.
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