Events

Event Date: 27 August 2019

Family Day: Strike a pose!

Tuesday 27 August, 10.30am-12.30pm



Benjamin Franklin, like many important figures in history, has featured in paintings and sculpture. Children will become artists for the morning and create their…
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Event Date: 19 September 2019

Concordia Concert

Thursday 19 September, 7pm

We will be hosting an evening in keeping with Franklin’s love of 18th century music in association with our Craven Street neighbours, the Concordia Foundation, which serves young musicians.
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Event Date: 21 - 22 September 2019

Open House London, Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 September

Open House London is the capital’s largest annual festival of architecture and design. This annual event allows the public to cross the threshold of some of London’s most interesting buildings, including…
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Event Date: 27 September 2019

Emerge Festival at Benjamin Franklin House

On Friday 27 September, as part of the Emerge Festival, a celebration of London-wide culture, we will offer evening views of the House, along with a demonstration of Franklin’s glass armonica.
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Event Date: 29 October 2019

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Tuesday 22 October, 4.00pm-5.30pm 

Children will meet Polly Hewson, daughter of Franklin’s landlady, to hear some ghoulishly good Hallowe’en…
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Event Date: 31 October - 2 November 2019

Museums at Night – Craven Street Bones

Museums at Night - Craven Street Bones

Thursday 31 October—Saturday 2 November, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

 Explore the darker side of the 18th century pursuit of knowledge with the team at Benjamin…
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Event Date: 21 November 2019

The Shakers: from Manchester to Maine

Thursday 21 November, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Join Philip Davies, Emeritus Professor of American Studies at De Montfort University as we look at the lives of ‘The Shakers’. Ann Lee and eight followers left Manchester for America in 1774.  The United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing, otherwise known as Shakers, had emerged in the industrialising northwest of England during the later years of that international spiritual ferment, the Great Awakening.
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Event Date: 28 November 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday 28 November, 7.30pm

An American Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings will take place at magnificent Clothworkers’ Hall. Roast turkey (and stuffing and vegetables and of course pumpkin pie) will be a highlight.  Franklin,…
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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.