Frankliniana Collection

Hosted and administered by the Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College, the Franklin Artifacts database is a museum without walls; an electronic catalogue of known surviving objects with a close association to Benjamin Franklin. The site is online at  

Franklin’s Judaism Teachings

Shai Afsai, a researcher and writer from Providence, Rhode Island, presented a series of three lectures on January 16-17, 2015, including discussing Benjamin Franklin’s connection with the Jews of his day and his subsequent influence on Judaism’s mussar movement. The lecture series was described, with photographs, in this report. We note with pleasure that the …

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The Year of Living Virtuously

As noted in the article below, Franklin’s list of virtues and his method to establish them as habits have inspired people intent on self-improvement for almost three hundred years. Most recently, Teresa Jordan chronicled her attempt to live as Franklin might have liked. Details are on her website:

Celebration! Benjamin Franklin, Founder

The January 2014 celebration is approaching soon, full information is at the Celebration website. The 2015 Philadelphia Celebration includes a free morning seminar on the topic of Building the City from 9-10:30 at Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street featuring: •Dr. Sandra L. Tatman, Executive Director of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia •Paul R. Levy, President …

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