The Chemical Heritage Foundation is a collections-based nonprofit organization that preserves the history and heritage of chemistry, chemical engineering, and related sciences and technologies. The collections are used to create a body of original scholarship that illuminates chemistry’s role in shaping society. In bridging science with the humanities, arts, and social sciences, CHF is committed to building a vibrant, international community of scholars; creating a rich source of traditional and emerging media; expanding the reach of our museum; and engaging the broader society through inventive public events.
Four distinct program areas support CHF’s mission.
CHF’s programs and activities have evolved throughout the years, but its mission has remained constant.
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CHF is located in the heart of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia’s Old City.
CHF seeks qualified, talented people to help us tell the story of chemistry.
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