Events

Event Date: 13 September 2018

To cure all ills?

For centuries, unqualified practitioners have sold miracle cures, raising hopes that their nostrums and devices will end the misery of illness.

In this talk, relevant to the House's connection to medical…
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Event Date: 22 - 23 September 2018

Open House London

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: 4 October

Franklin & Grant: Americans Against Slavery

Franklin & Grant: Americans Against Slavery

2018 Benjamin Franklin House Robert H. Smith Lecture in American Democracy- Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director, Benjamin Franklin House 

Franklin…
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Event Date: 23 October 2018

Family Day: Hallowe’en at Benjamin Franklin House

Children will meet Polly Hewson, daughter of Franklin's landlady, to hear some ghoulishly good Hallowe'en stories followed by gruesome games including Pumpkin Trick or Treat and Pin the Spider on the Web.

Tuesday…
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Event Date: 27 October 2018

Museums at Night- The Craven Street Bones

Explore the darker side of the 18th century's pursuit of knowledge with the team at Benjamin Franklin House. As you make your way through the Grade I, Georgian building you'll discover why over 1200 bones…
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Event Date: 14 November 2018

The US Elections, Washington Politics and the Prospects for 2020

At a time when there seem to be few fixed points on the political landscape it might seem that election results at least can provide fixed points from which to look at the current and potential future…
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Event Date: 22 November 2018

Thanksgiving Dinner

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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Event Date: 6 - 20 December 2018

Festive Candlelit Tours

Step back in time and experience the House in true eighteenth-century style this winter, with our festive candlelit tours. Mulled wine and mince pies in Franklin’s parlour before exploring the House…
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