American Philosophical Society - Philadelphia, USA
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N 39° 56.916 W 075° 08.962
18S E 487240 N 4422063
Quick Description: American Philosophical Society was foinded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2016 11:09:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMRWNT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The Philosophical Society, as it was originally called, was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin, William Alexander, Francis Hopkinson, John Bartram, Philip Syng, Jr. and others as an offshoot of an earlier club, the Junto. It was founded two years after the University of Pennsylvania, with which it remains closely tied.

The American Philosophical Society (APS), founded in 1743 and located in Philadelphia, is an eminent scholarly organization of international reputation that promotes useful knowledge in the sciences and humanities through excellence in scholarly research, professional meetings, publications, library resources, and community outreach. Considered the first learned society in the United States, it has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 270 years.

Through research grants, published journals, the American Philosophical Society Museum, an extensive library, and regular meetings, the society continues to advance a variety of disciplines in the humanities and the sciences. Philosophical Hall, now a museum, is located just east of Independence Hall in Independence National Historical Park; it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

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Property Type: Public

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