Events

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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Portrait of Benjamin Franklin, looking off into the distance in a gold frame
Event Date: 17 June 2021

Franklin in Portraits: Charles Willson Peale and His Museum

Karie Diethorn, Senior Curator and Chief of Museum Branch of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, will discuss with Dr George Boudreau the significance of this portrait and the Peale Museum.
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Event Date: 19 June 2021

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Balanced Diet

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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Event Date: 22 June 2021

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Skeleton

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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Painting of William Pitt addressing the House of Commons on the outbreak of war with Austria in 1793. He stands in the centre speaking to a crowded room of richly dressed white men in Georgian white powdered wigs. The room is expensively decorated with gold columns and chandelier.
Event Date: 24 June 2021

Live History Class: Georgian Politics and Government

Join our virtual history classes on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 4:30pm BST to learn about key aspects of the Georgian period, when Benjamin Franklin was living in London. Together we will uncover the past and develop historical skills!
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A drawing of a man with text 'I am, Sir, Your Humble Servant, SILENCE DOGOOD'
Event Date: 24 June 2021

House Talk: The Story Behind Benjamin Franklin’s Infamous Pen Name, Silence Dogood

Join Education Manager, Eleanor Hamblen, for an exploration of the works of a young Benjamin Franklin's adopted persona: elderly widow Silence Dogood! 
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Event Date: 3 July 2021

Franklin’s Young Inventors Science Club: Muscles

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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The book cover of 'Past and Prologue' beside the author photo of Michael D Hattem
Event Date: 7 July 2021

Ben’s Book Club: ‘Past and Prologue’ by Michael D. Hattem

Join us for the July instalment of Ben’s Book Club, a monthly virtual gathering looking at themes relating to Benjamin Franklin, the 18th century, and American history. 

This month we will be talking to Michael D. Hattem about his book, ‘Past and Prologue: Politics and Memory in the American Revolution’ which illustrates how colonists’ changing understandings of their British and colonial histories shaped the politics of the American Revolution and the origins of American national identity. 
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