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We’re Reopening!

We are excited to announce that following new UK government guidelines on museums and galleries, Benjamin Franklin House will be reopening to the public.

In celebration of American Independence Day,…
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Post Date: 1st May 2020/by Gemma Smith

Frankly Speaking 2020

On Friday, 28 February 2020, 32 students from six schools across the UK joined us for Frankly Speaking, the annual Benjamin Franklin House debate competition in collaboration with the US Embassy London…
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Post Date: 1st May 2020/by Gemma Smith

Congratulations to our 2019 Literary Prize Winners!

Benjamin Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of…
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Post Date: 1st May 2020/by Mallory Horrill

Benjamin Franklin and the Glass Armonica

Everyone knows the eerie, tinkling notes of the ‘Aquarium’ movement in Camille Saint-Saëns’ symphony for children, The Carnival of the Animals, even if we can’t name the music. But few people…
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On This Day | 30th October 2018
October 30, 1735
John Adams, second president of the United States and Founding Father was born on this day.