History Live

Stephen Turner: The Return on
Government Funding

An extension of CHF’s Oral History Program, History Live presents first-person accounts of legendary careers before a live audience. 

Since its inception, CHF has captured and preserved the oral memoirs of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. With History Live, we offer similarly extraordinary stories of history in the making in a live, theater-style format.

For more information about past History Live events, please visit the links below.

Need Meeting Space?

CHF’s state-of-the-art conference center is in Philadelphia’s beautiful historic district.


Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

Hear It Firsthand

CHF’s Center for Oral History captures and preserves the stories of notable figures in chemistry and related fields. Many of the oral histories in the collection belong to winners of CHF’s awards, including

  • Arnold Beckman, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000)
  • Robert Allington, winner of the Pittcon Heritage Award (2005)
  • Carl Djerassi, winner of the Othmer Gold Medal (2000), the AIC Gold Medal (2004), and the Ullyot Public Affairs Lecturer (1995)
  • Gordon Cain, winner of the Petrochemical Heritage Award (1997)

Listen to their extraordinary stories today!


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Help us preserve and share the history of chemistry and related sciences. Make a tax-deductible donation online.