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WHYY: Check the Label
October 12, 2018
Who has time to read the small print — to go over all the “stuff” that’s in our food, medicine, or supplements?
Fall Events and New Interactive Media Installation at the Science History Institute
September 13, 2018
The Science History Institute will provide many opportunities for the intellectually curious to feed their minds this fall.
Deborah Harkness
Vulture: Inside the All Souls Convention With 400 Witches, Daemons, and Vampires
September 09, 2018
On a recent sweltering weekend, nearly 400 self-identified witches, daemons, and vampires traveled from around the country to the Science History Institute in Philadelphia for two days of bookish revelry.
Water and Beverage Laboratory.
Technical.ly Philly: This Project is Tracking the Oral History of STEM Researchers with Disabilities
September 06, 2018
Going into its third year, Science and Disability looks to bring visibility to an often-overlooked group. Get a primer on the project this Saturday at an event titled “Stories of Disability in the Lab.”
Vampires, Witches, and Daemons Arrive in Philadelphia
August 10, 2018
All Souls Con, the sold out third fan convention, themed around New York Times’ bestselling Author Deborah Harkness’ All Souls Trilogy, will be held at the Science History Institute in Philadelphia on Friday, August 10, and Saturday, August 11.
The Science History Institute Announces New Board Chair Richard J. Bolte Jr.
June 28, 2018
The Science History Institute announces the election of Richard J. Bolte Jr. as the new chair of its board of directors, effective July 1, 2018.
Philadelphia Inquirer: Scans Reveal Secrets of Medieval ‘Harry Potter’ Book and Medical Texts at Penn
May 14, 2018
The study of unsightly stains on old manuscripts may show the hands of early doctors and chemists at work.
WHYY: Age of Alchemy a “Must-See New Art Exhibit”
May 10, 2018
Smashed vessels, smoking beakers, celestial globes—the oil paintings on view at the Science History Institute’s Age of Alchemy are filled with arcane symbols, both campy and mysterious.
The Alchemist and His Wife, ca. 1928, by Jacques Hammerer, after 17th-century original by David Ryckaert III.
Science History Institute Debuts New Exhibition Friday, May 4
May 01, 2018
Age of Alchemy is the first exhibition under the organization’s new name.
Chemical Heritage Foundation is now Science History Institute
February 01, 2018
The 35-year-old organization will celebrate a new name at its Philadelphia headquarters this evening.
Welcome to the Science History Institute
February 01, 2018
As of February 1, 2018, the Chemical Heritage Foundation is now the Science History Institute.
CHF Selected to Host Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow
January 09, 2018
The Chemical Heritage Foundation has been selected by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) as a host organization for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program.
WHYY: Philadelphia Science History Museum Taking New Name
January 03, 2018
The Chemical Heritage Foundation will become the Science History Institute on February 1.
The building that houses the Science History Institute's offices, museum, library, and archive.
Philly Voice: Chemical Heritage Foundation Reveals Rebranding Plan, New Name
January 03, 2018
Philadelphia-based Chemical Heritage Foundation will soon be called the Science History Institute.
CBS: Chemical Heritage Foundation Changing Its Name
January 03, 2018
An Old City institution has a new focus and soon a new name.
The media column in the Museum at the Institute's permanent exhibition
Philadelphia Inquirer: Chemical Heritage Foundation Is Morphing into the Science History Institute
January 03, 2018
The name change and evolving programming reflect the result of the 2015 merger with the Life Sciences Foundation on the West Coast.
A New Chapter Begins
January 02, 2018
The Chemical Heritage Foundation is thrilled to announce that on February 1 we'll become the Science History Institute.
Technical.ly: Philly Orgs Get $100K Grant to Make Video Game about . . . Alchemy
December 18, 2017
The Chemical Heritage Foundation is teaming up with Drexel and Gossamer Games to explore chemistry's predecessor.
Chemical Heritage Foundation to Receive National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
December 14, 2017
The $100,000 grant funds the development of a game prototype exploring the history of alchemy.
Broad Street Review: Eve of Destruction
September 14, 2017
Things aren’t actually disintegrating at the Chemical Heritage Foundation's museum … but they will, which is the point of Things Fall Apart.

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