American Philosophical Society Museum

Creatively Speaking
2:41 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

American Philosopical Society Adds Dance to Museum Exhibition

Benjamin Franklin’s many gifts to Philadelphia and the nation include free libraries, fire companies lightning rods, bi-focals, and the University of Pennsylvania. The American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743, is perhaps one of his lesser-known gems.


Despite the large statue of Franklin above the main entrance, many people may unknowingly walk right past the centuries-old Society, which is discreetly housed in a neo-classical building in Old City, Philadelphia.

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Creatively Speaking
11:11 am
Sat June 16, 2012

TEMPUS FUGIT (Time Flies) at the American Philosophical Society Museum

WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Sue Ann Prince, director and curator of the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia, about their current exhibition Tempus Fugit.

American Insight's First Annual Festival
7:01 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Bob Craig at Free Speech Film Festival on May 16th

WRTI jazz host Bob Craig will serve as one of the moderators for the Free Speech Film Festival's award ceremony on Wednesday, May 16th at 7 pm. The one-night festival will take place in the Benjamin Franklin Hall of the American Philosophical Society at 427 Chestnut Street  in Philadelphia. More information here.

Creatively Speaking
12:18 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

TEMPUS FUGIT (Time Flies) at the American Philosophical Society Museum

Among all of Benjamin Franklin’s many gifts to Philadelphia and the nation - free libraries, fire companies, lightning rods, bifocals, and the University of Pennsylvania - The American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743,  is one of his rarer gems.

Despite the large statue of Franklin above the main entrance, many people may unknowingly walk right past the centuries-old Society, which is discreetly housed in a neo-classical building in Old City.

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Creatively Speaking
12:09 pm
Sat June 23, 2007

William Ranney--Delaware Folk Art Collection--American Philosophical Society--Carillon

William Ranney at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

Jason Peifer: Delaware Folk Art Collection at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington, DE. 

The latest exhibition at the American Philosophical Society. 

Susan Lewis considers the carillon.

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