Events

Exterior of Benjamin Franklin House
Event Date: 16 April 2020 - 31 December 2021

Virtual Talks Available Online!

Find out about upcoming virtual events hosted by Benjamin Franklin House. If you missed one of our past events, they are available on demand on their respective event pages and through our YouTube channel.
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Members of the Virginia Company landing on the shores of Virginia to establish the Jamestown Colony. British men disembark from a boat and place a flag on American soil, watched by a native American in the foreground.
Event Date: 14 October 2021

Live History Class for Kids: The British in America

Join our virtual history classes on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4.30pm BST to learn about to key events in early American history. Together we will uncover the past and develop historical skills!
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Mini Tesla coil being fired with blue lightning
Event Date: 19 October 2021

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Electric Current

Franklin's Young Inventors is our science club for aspiring scientists in Key Stage 3 (ages 11-14). Participants will learn all about the experiments carried out by Benjamin Franklin and his British friends as well as trying their hand at practical investigations.
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A young boy holds up the pumpkin face he has made using a paper plate and coloured paper.
Event Date: 26 - 22 October 2019

Family Day: Halloween at Benjamin Franklin House

Halloween-themed fun and games for all the family!
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Event Date: 26 October 2021

Ben’s Book Club: ‘Incomparable World’ by S I Martin

S I Martin will do a reading and discuss his book Incomparable World which reimagines 1780s London, showcasing the untold stories of African-American soldiers grappling with their post-war freedom.
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Skull on display in museum
Event Date: 28 October 2021

Museum Lates – Craven Street Bones

Explore the darker side of the 18th century pursuit of knowledge with the team at Benjamin Franklin House. As you make your way through our Grade I, Georgian building, you’ll discover why over 1200 bones were unearthed in the basement. Drink included.
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Headshot of author Dr Lindsay M Chervinsky, smiling at the camera and the cover of her book The Cabinet
Event Date: 3 November 2021

Ben’s Book Club: ‘The Cabinet’ by Dr Lindsay M. Chervinsky

Dr Chervinsky, Senior Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, and Professorial Lecturer at the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, will discuss her book, The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution, which reveals how George Washington created one of the most powerful bodies in the federal government.  
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Event Date: 8 November 2021

Robert H Smith Lecture in American Demoracy: Justin Webb

Our annual Robert H Smith Lecture in American Democracy will once again be held in partnership with the LSE Department of Government. This year, the lecture will be on the theme of "Is American Democracy Under Threat?" with journalist Justin Webb. 
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