In 2012 our First Friday visitors learned the history and science of candy making, herbology, tea, beer, and more.
For this month's First Friday event, we celebrated the opening of CHF’s retrospective exhibit of the International Year of Chemistry.
Think forging currency is simple? Not so, thanks to chemistry. University of Pennsylvania chemistry professor Eric Schelter explained how rare-earth elements are used to prevent counterfeiting.
Pinkies up! CHF’s resident femmes fatales of food science set a place for visitors at our version of high tea.
John Ceccatti popped the top off the history and science of traditional English ales.
CHF celebrated the opening of The Alchemical Quest, an exhibit exploring the early roots of chemistry and the beginning of scientific practices.
CHF painted the town red with a natural-dye workshop.
CHF examined the art and science of herbal medicine, from folk traditions to current wisdom.
We examined the role of women in chemistry’s history and the serious science often practiced in homes hundreds of years ago.
We celebrated the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Brunschwig’s Liber de arte distillandi de compositis, one of the books on display in our exhibit The Alchemical Quest.
Ryan Berley of Shane Confectionery and the Franklin Fountain shared the history and science of candy making.