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How Science Invented the Myth of Race

NEH-funded podcast and magazine project explores the historical roots and persistent legacies of racism in American science and medicine.

Who Knew History Could Be So Delicious?

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Discovering the history of umami in the Science History Institute’s archives.
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First Friday: Innate

Friday, February 3 | 5–7pm

Join us for the launch of Innate: How Science Invented the Myth of Race, a Distillations podcast and magazine project that explores the history and legacy of racism in American science and medicine.
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Science and Survival

Experience our outdoor exhibition with a short film that tells the harrowing story of the Bredig family’s struggle to escape the Nazi regime.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, engineering, and the life sciences.

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From corporate events and galas, to small social gatherings and wedding celebrations, the Science History Institute transforms into an ideal venue for any special occasion!