Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy

Serving as an educational, cultural, and research resource for the University, pharmacy professionals, historians, and the general public through its collections of artifacts, objects, and records representative of all aspects of pharmacy, including the University’s own history.

Through changing exhibitions, tours, and special programs and events, the Center aims to deepen appreciation of the past, present, and future significance of the pharmacy industry in a broad context, and with particular emphasis on its development in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

Current Exhibition

“New Acquisitions”

June 24, 2016 thru December 22, 2017

This exhibition is dedicated largely to objects added to the collections over the last seven years or so (i.e. acquired through donation or purchase) and to objects and other historical material that have never, or only rarely, been on view since the Museum opened in 1995.

Message from the Director


Michael J. Brody
Director and Curator


Office Location: Griffith Hall
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495