Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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Item No: pdcc00070
Title: Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Additional Title: Founded 1812
Historic Street Address: 19th & Race Streets
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection
Notes:

http://www.ansp.org/about/history.php


Notes:

The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 "for the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences, and the advancement of useful learning."  The oldest natural sciences museum in the Western Hemisphere, the academy opened its doors to the public in 1812. Its collection of plants and animals from around the world grew so rapidly that the Academy outgrew its buildings three times in sixty years.

 

 


Geocode Latitude: Geocode Latitude:39.957270
Geocode Longitude:-75.171504

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.2
Creator Name: Gimber, Stephen Henry, 1810-1862 - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler