Somewhere near you there could be an unmarked site, artifact, or collection that is a key part of our chemical heritage. A few chemical professionals may know of it, but the public — including science educators and students — are probably unaware that it exists.
Designation of its importance; documentation to support its significance; literature to explain to teachers, students, neighbors, visitors, and publicity to create public awareness could bring this piece of history to life and encourage its preservation.
The American Chemical Society asks local section and division members to identify chemical milestones — whether sites, artifacts or collections — in their cities or regions, to document their importance to the history of chemical achievement, and to nominate them for official National Historic Chemical Landmarks recognition.
American Chemical Society
Office of Public Affairs
National Historic Chemical Landmarks
1155 Sixteenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(800) 227-5558 extension 6214
Learn more: About the Landmarks Program