Dr. Franklin adored numbers, and playing with a device called the Magic Square. Carrying on this tradition, Professor Aziz Inan has published Ben Franklin Turns 310 on the University of Portland Beacon website. Happy Birthday, Franklinian numerologists!
There are at least two statues of Dr. Franklin in New Orleans. The most public one is in Lafayette Square: This is fully discussed at the Best of New Orleans website (content duplicated below). The article mentions that the original statue has been relocated to the Ben Franklin High School, where the incoming principal, Patrick …
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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 www.benfranklin300.org/frankliniana
Shai Afsai has published a nice article here clarifying a nasty rumor from the 1930s. He will be speaking on Franklin’s influence on Judaism on January 22, 2016 in Providence, RI. Thank you! The full URL: http://jvhri.org/the-news/community/2983-benjamin-franklin-s-anti-semitism-debunked