A couple in Philadelphia discovered an 18th-Century privy under their new building near the river. The content and links from this Hidden City Philadephia story reveals some terrific pottery finds, and introduces a pair of very sweet people. Thanks to the Boghouse podcast.
I was delighted to receive a T-Shirt from the Saint Benjamin Brewing Company in Philadelphia from a friend this winter. I like the image, and look forward to visiting and sampling! Further Notes Temple News Bar Guide, February 2018: nice peek at the decor: the Franklin busts make me feel right at home!
The Western Kentucky University’s Kentucky Museum reports having “a 1765 Chippendale tea table donated by a descendant of Benjamin Franklin … currently on exhibit” — perhaps shown in this album from the Snell-Franklin Decorative Arts Exhibition — in this story.
There are wonderful pictures of the grave of Benjamin’s sister-in-law on the Atlas Obscura website I’m personally a big fan of FindAGrave, but this can’t be beat. Congratulations, and thanks!
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.
Unwind us a wine bar just off Hyde Park Square in Cincinnati. The fireplace area is decorated with at least one from Benjamin Franklin, “Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” For more, see the Unwind Home Page. Image seen at news.cincinnati.com.
A nice report on the Mileposts near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is online at http://www.rep-am.com/news/local/765522.txt. Here is an excerpt: I was reminded of all this today when we went on a hunt in Woodbury and Bethlehem for Benjamin Franklin milestones. My wife is working on a research project regarding these mile markers, which were first set up …
SALISBURY, MD — Audiences have a rare opportunity to see one of the most unique American musical instruments played in concert as the Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series presents glass armonica musician William Zeitler. Performances are 7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, November 13-14, in the Great Hall of Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall. Benjamin Franklin invented …