I RooseFELT the History

I RooseFELT the History

Exploring Philadelphia Museums
Wondering the cobblestone streets in Old City, I wasn’t quite sure if I would ever find the American Philosophical Society. It took some direction and help but once I was there, this place blew me away! The small exhibition titled “In Franklin's Footsteps: 275 Years at the American Philosophical Society” told the story of the APS through the accomplishments of its members and the society’s impressive collection. The 275th anniversary celebration featured items like Benjamin Franklin’s library chair, journals from Lewis and Clark, and a draft of the title page for On the Origin of Species handwritten by Darwin himself! Hung on the wall directly next to Darwin’s title page are two letters - one to Alexander Graham Bell and another from past President Theodore Roosevelt. These letters are placed…
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