The Chemical Heritage Foundation has amassed one of the world's finest collections of objects related to the history of the chemical and molecular sciences. CHF’s collections span five centuries and incorporate thousands of historical objects that date from chemistry’s origins through the 20th century. Holdings include fine art, photographs, scientific instruments, archives, and historical artifacts.
CHF's Othmer Library of Chemical History houses more than 100,000 print volumes that form an unrivaled resource for the history of the chemical and molecular sciences, technologies, and industries. The collection contains primary sources from the 15th century through the 20th century. The library also houses approximately 1,800 journal titles, totaling 59,000 volumes. Several titles span nearly 200 years.
Selected objects from CHF's collections are on view at our one-of-a-kind museum, which opened in October 2008. The museum is free and open to the public.
Learn more at www.chemheritage.org.