Kendig Museum

Over 100 Years of Pharmaceutical Artifacts

Temple School of Pharmacy is home to the Kendig Museum, which houses a collection of pharmaceutical antiques from the turn of the century and beyond.

Harvey Evert Kendig, the fourth dean of the pharmacy school, began collecting and curating these relics in 1947. They include such treasures as drug jars, scales and weights made of wood; needles made of gold; early inhalers; and a rare first aid kid from World War I.

The museum’s centerpiece is the waiting counter from The Old Morgan Apothecary, the very first practice of the famous Wyeth Brothers.

The collection is not open to the public, but can be accessed by request.