After the 4th Nor’easter struck the East coast cancelling a trip to Philadelphia, the next week, Marc and Hugh drove to the City of Brotherly Love to view the short version of the documentary film, “The Instrumental Chemist” at the Science History Institute (formerly The Chemical Heritage Foundation).
The film gave histories of four of the many chemical instruments invented by Arnold Beckman and touched on his personal life as a philanthropist. Before and after the film, Marc and Hugh chatted with the moviemakers.
Prior to the screening, Marc and Hugh met with Bob Kenworthy, in-house chemist and manager of affiliate relations and Sarah Reisert, awards program manager at the Institute, to discuss a possible collaboration.
Hugh also enjoyed a reunion with Ronald Brashear, director of the Othmer Library at the Institute. They had met years ago when John and Hugh were doing research for the film at The CHF. Hugh saw Ron again a few years later at The CHF Heritage Day.