House Talk: The Life of Polly Hewson

Polly Hewson's portrait

Thursday 15 July, 12pm ET/5pm BST. Register here.

Polly Stevenson Hewson was the daughter of Benjamin Franklin’s landlady at 36 Craven Street. A surrogate daughter to Franklin, they had an enduring friendship that remained even after he left London in 1775.  In fact, all Polly’s descendants became American thanks to Franklin as House Operations Manager, Caitlin Hoffman, will reveal.  Discover how this little-known, yet important figure in Franklin’s lifeis central to our Historical Experience.