The American Philosophical Society:

Celebrating 275 Years
of Promoting Useful Knowledge

To mark the 275th anniversary, this timeline highlights key events that helped define the APS during its illustrious history.

About this Project

Madalina Veres, Postdoctoral Mellon Fellow in Digital History, researched, wrote, and created the timelines. Bayard Miller built this gallery and served as technical adviser. David Gary provided project management and oversight. Editorial assistance was provided by Elizabeth R. Moran Fellow Julie Fisher. Digitization for the project was done by Joseph DiLullo.


Click on the links below to consult the sources that informed this project.


Printed Sources