About CHF

Mission Statement

To foster dialogue on science and technology in society.

CHF’s staff and fellows study the past in order to understand the present and inform the future. We focus on the sciences and technologies of matter and materials and their effect on our modern world, in territory ranging from the physical sciences and industries, through the chemical sciences and engineering, to the life sciences and technologies. 

We collect, preserve, and exhibit historical artifacts. We engage communities of scientists and engineers. We tell the stories of the people behind breakthroughs and innovations.

Chemical Heritage

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First Fridays at CHF

CHF joins its Old City neighbors in hosting special events on the First Friday of most months. Learn more about our First Friday schedule.

Meet the Othmers