PACHSmörgåsbord: Museums

Monday, April 12, 2010

HoS Micropost: On-Line History of Medicine Museum

The Science Museum in London has recently launched a site devoted to the history of medicine. It’s one of the better history of medicine sites and well worth a visit, and some time.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 04/12 at 10:25 PM

Friday, January 01, 2010

Collectible History of Science Books (Building Private Museums)

Rare and collectible books continued to fetch high prices, according to Abebooks. Of course, the more frugal shopper could find some of the same books for as much as $10,000 less. But then, you lose bragging rights if you only pay a few hundred dollars for your copy of Darwin when you could have paid 20 times as much.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 01/01 at 10:14 AM

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


A wishlist for the history of science in and around Philadelphia.

Posted by on 11/11 at 12:05 PM

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

An IgNobel Cause

Ig Nobel awards at CHF.

Posted by on 09/30 at 01:43 PM

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What is a Historienne to do?

The tale of a Historienne of Science who has too many options when it comes to entertainment.

Posted by on 09/23 at 02:45 PM

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

A Train Buff at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

I’m a train buff. I usually express this in terms of an interest in the social and technical history of railroads, and although that’s valid, if fact I love steam locomotives. I’ve even acquired some fondness for the early generation diesels. Aside from riding Amtrak and other trains whenever feasible (and sometimes when hardly that), and some reading, my main buffing occurs at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, where as a member of its “Friends” I serve as a volunteer docent (though we don’t much use that word). This Museum, the largest in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) system, sits amidst cornfields just east of Strasburg in the Lancaster County Amish region. It was placed there to adjoin the Strasburg Railroad, an early and premier steam tourist short-line; and of course for better or worse the Amish area has long been a destination for visitors.

Posted by Steven J. Peitzman on 09/08 at 02:13 PM

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Galileo gone soon!

History of Science-related things to do in Philly in September!

Posted by on 09/02 at 12:34 PM

Friday, June 26, 2009

Refracting Galileo, Again

Some of the most frequently asked questions about developing programs for this new center are about holding events for the public.  What is the audience?  What do they want?  How can we reach (and build) that audience for history of science?  Last week’s event at the Franklin Institute went a long way toward providing a few answers.

Posted by Babak Ashrafi on 06/26 at 09:33 AM

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