A New Chapter Begins
At the end of 2015 the boards of CHF and the San Francisco–based Life Sciences Foundation approved a merger of the two organizations. Meetings between CHF and LSF revealed plans and ambitions that were remarkably similar. Rather than continue on parallel paths, leadership on both sides decided to bring the two organizations together. However, the name “Chemical Heritage Foundation” didn’t fit our new focus since we now study the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences. Our new name, Science History Institute, describes what we do today (study the history of the chemical and molecular sciences and accompanying engineering fields) and leaves us room to explore emerging fields as they develop.
Look for big changes on February 1, when we will launch our new website and social media handles.