Franklin and the Folger Library

These are two of my favorite topics: Franklin and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. The two overlap in many ways, but I want to start with a quote of the library’s founder that I came across for the first time today. Henry Folger traced his line back to Abiah’s father, Peter. Henry once …

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Bowling Green, KY

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.

Mileposts in Bethlehem

A nice report on the Mileposts near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is online at 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 …

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Armonica on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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 …

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