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Welcome to the Friends of Franklin website

For three decades, the Friends of Franklin encouraged the study, appreciation and enjoyment of Benjamin Franklin. We considered ourselves an extension of the wide circle of friends that Mr. Franklin (“Doctor Franklin” to his friends) cultivated during his long life in the 18th Century.

In 2013 we published our last Gazette and started dissolving the corporation. This website is still happily offered to anyone with an interest in our mutual friend, but it will now be more of a personal blog by yours truly. The menu choice Topics By Category follows Franklin as he extends into everything else, while Bumping into Benjamin Franklin discusses places where Franklin turns up unexpectedly. Recent Entries includes all postings.

I invite your exploration, and look forward to your questions, comments and suggestions: my contact information is on the About Us page.

Marty Mangold
Rockville, Maryland
July 4, 2018