Philadelphia - Chemical Heritage Foundation

Philadelphia has a history of excellence in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.  Employers like Dow Chemical (formerly Rohm and Haas) overlook colonial treasures like Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell.  We took a stroll into Old City and discovered that the Chemical Heritage Foundation museum was open for First Friday.  
I was super-excited because I'm trained as a chemist and have never had the opportunity to visit before.
We went inside and enjoyed displays on a variety of topics...from dyes...
...to Bakelite...
...to silicon...
Progress on a number of fronts was on display including instrumentation...
...and the good old light bulb.
An interactive display in the center of the room showed highlights of the different elements in the Periodic Table.  
If you have a background in the sciences, The Chemical Heritage Foundation is worth a look - definitely a science nerd (like myself) paradise.
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