A Glorious Enterprise - Book Talk and Signing

Philadelphia, PA

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On Wednesday, April 25, learn about the Academy’s history at a book talk and signing for A Glorious Enterprise: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia and the Making of American Science (University of Pennsylvania Press, April 2012).

Written by Senior Fellow Robert M. Peck and historical biographer Patricia Tyson Stroud, this work presents the first complete history of the institution. It includes stunning natural-light photographs of collection items by internationally acclaimed photographer Rosamond Purcell.

At the event, Boyd Matson, a lead on-air journalist for National Geographic, will interview the authors. Peck, Stroud, and Purcell will sign books. Copies also will be available for purchase at the event, in the Academy’s gift shop, and at fine booksellers.


The event is co-sponsored by the Kal and Lucille Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies at Drexel University and the Free Library of Philadelphia. Visit ansp.org for more information.


Free, open to the public.

This event may be oversold.  Tickets do not guarantee entry to the event.  Please arrive early.