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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Ward Larkin at Cape May Courthouse (NJ)

COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Historical and Genealogical Society will be throwing open its doors to welcome Benjamin Franklin as part of the Cape May Mitten Festival. “Cape Bank has generously agreed to sponsor the appearance of J. Ward Larkin, a well-known interpreter of Benjamin Franklin,” said Sheila McCloy-Nuss, museum curator. Larkin is …

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Tobyhanna Township and BF’s Travels

Franklin and His Travels The Historical Association of Tobyhanna Township sponsored an interesting-looking talk on Franklin’s travels. http://tobyhannatwphistory.org/calendar.html#jul17 The grave of Polly Stevenson is not far from this area; perhaps this association or the speaker, Bruce Denlinger, could be involved in learning more about that.  

Franklin’s Death

A nice posting on the anniversary of Dr. Franklin’s Death here, by Scott Bomboy, editor-in-chief of the National Constitution Center. excerpt/conclusion: Madison asked his colleagues in the House of Representatives to wear symbols of mourning for one month and they agreed. The Senate declined. The chamber was influenced by John Adams, who disliked Franklin, as …

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Play – Silas Deane, Franklin and Edward Bancroft

New comedy at West End Theater this weekend PORTSMOUTH — George Hosker-Bouley’s new comedy “Silas Deane – Not Just a Highway’’ will play June 6, 7 and 8 at the West End Theater. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 4 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. Reservations are recommended …

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