Please note that our History of Vaccines website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We advise users to avoid visiting this website.
The Mütter Museum, and our home The College of Physicians of Philadelphia hosts events and lectures all year round! Check them out below and we hope to see you soon!
During fall 1918, in the last months of WWI, Philadelphia hosted the largest parade in its history. Within days, all city hospitals were full. In this illustrated presentation, Robert D. Hicks will discuss the pandemic as a social catastrophe in conjunction with the exhibit.
GET TICKETS NOW!
Music for Food is a musician-led initiative to support local hunger relief. Its concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering musicians to use their artistry to further social justice. These professional musicians donate their services, thereby allowing 100% of audience members’ donations to go to Broad Street Ministry.
Katie Watson – professor, lawyer, and bioethicist – will illuminate the role narrative plays in shaping our understanding of American abortion. Watson will analyze the shifting protagonists of Supreme Court opinions, the way literary masterplots shape our political discourse, and the absence of “ordinary abortion” stories in the media in order to offer tools for more productive private discussion of abortion experience and opinion, and more nuanced public discussion of abortion ethics.
Feeling crafty? Create a Mütter-inspired piece at our poisonous plants embroidery lesson - no experience required.
All materials will be provided. Mimosa bar, non-alcoholic drinks and light refreshments are included with your ticket.
This Public Health Grand Rounds will engage local experts on air pollution science, health impacts, and air monitoring to better understand local exposures in neighborhoods and policy recommendations to improve air quality and health in Philadelphia. The session aims to provide attendees with an understanding of the air pollution problem in our region and tools and strategies to implement as individuals and on a community level.
Join us for a screening of F.W. Murnau's classic 1926 silent film, Faust, complete with a new live score from Not So Silent Cinema and the Bismuth Quartet.
Dare you tempt fate in 2020? Fortune (and in this case, a feast) favors the brave! An evening of curiously curated creations, delectably devious dishes, and a myriad of mysteries await you at next year's infamous Clüb 13!
Experience this rare opportunity as musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra play a Chamber Concert in historic Mitchell Hall at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.
GET TICKETS NOW
The Historical Medical Library will be celebrating Women’s History Month by displaying ephemera, books, and archival material by women or about women in the history of medicine!
Access to this event is included with the purchase of a General Admission ticket to the Mütter Museum.
Dr. Jacqueline Antonovich, Assistant Professor of History at Muhlenberg College, will discuss the crucial role women physicians played in the fight for suffrage in the United States. She will examine how women doctors used public health arguments to advocate for suffrage and explore how they increasingly leveraged their medical knowledge, professional status, and public reputations to play an influential role in local, state, and national politics in the early twentieth century.
The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.