The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

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The Athenaeum of Philadelphia is an independent member-supported library and museum that engages members, scholars and the interested general public to join actively in the cultural and intellectual life of Philadelphia and participate in historical, literary and educational activities.

  • To that end, the Athenaeum must be a diligent steward of its National Historic Landmark building and its collections of books, manuscripts, architectural drawings, photographs, and historic objects.
  • The Athenaeum was founded in 1814 to collect materials "connected with the history and antiquities of America...

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