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Join The Leidy Society

The Institute is pleased to launch a new program in honor of Dr. Joseph Leidy and his contributions to the Wagner and to scientific research. Members of the Leidy Society will be invited to intimate receptions, held several times per year, at the Institute and at other locations of interest. Each reception will feature a noted scholar in the sciences, humanities or education. The setting is intended to permit personal interaction between the speaker and guests.

The baseline for membership in the society is $1,885 – the date Joseph Leidy joined the Institute faculty – per year in unrestricted operating support. Any donations made during the calendar year will count toward membership. Leidy Society members will be designated as “founding members” by making an initial pledge of at least $1,885 per year for five years. We invite our members and supporters to join us in this new endeavor to support both William Wagner’s educational mission and the superb collections, displays and research tools that are Joseph Leidy’s legacy.