Othmer Library Open House: Back to School Night – October 11, 2017

For one-night only, discover how STEM education has changed over the centuries as the Othmer Library of Chemical History opens its vaults for American Archives Month!

6pm -8pm on Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/othmer-library-open-house-back-to-school-night-tickets-37221839524

How has STEM education changed over the past few centuries? Explore little-known lessons from school days gone by as the Othmer Library of Chemical History opens its vaults in celebration of American Archives Month.

Browse an assortment of stereographs, the PowerPoint slides of 19th-century classrooms. Step back in time to a 1950s science fair, where elementary-school kids reported on hot topics like “Commercial Applications of Atomic Energy” and “Amino Acid Development in Radishes.” Chat with our archivists and librarians, enjoy light refreshments, and — if you’re up for the challenge — test your skills in our archives-themed Escape the Room game.

Registration is encouraged but not required. Please note that the Escape the Room activity is first-come, first-served for groups up to eight people. There will be three time slots offered: at 6:156:45, and 7:15 p.m. Sign-up will be available at the check-in table when you arrive.

You won’t want to miss this exclusive peek at everything you never knew about the history of STEM – RSVP today!