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American Philosophical Society Museum

104 S. 5th St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

The American Philosophical Society (APS), founded in 1743 and located in Philadelphia, is a scholarly organization that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. The American Philosophical Society Museum hosts revolving, thematic exhibitions that explore the intersections of history, art, and science. The museum features works of art, scientific instruments, original manuscripts, rare books, natural history specimens, and curiosities of all kinds from the APS's own collections, along with objects on loan from other institutions.

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