Governance

The management of Benjamin Franklin House includes Chairman John Studzinski and Director Dr Márcia Balisciano.

The Board of Governors comprises business leaders, specialists in architecture, history and communications, and individuals with life-long involvement in heritage and voluntary causes. The Board provides the strategic direction of Benjamin Franklin House and meets on average four times a year.

List of board members

  • John Studzinski, Chairman
  • Elizabeth Tirone, Secretary
  • Tudor Aw
  • Anne Prescott Keigher
  • Rory Sutherland
  • Dr Jonathan Fanton
  • David Morse

Dr Márcia Balisciano, ex offico

Academic Advisory Panel

The Academic Advisory Panel consists of scholars who support the work of Benjamin Franklin House.  They have kindly agreed to share their expertise and advice.

List of members

  • Chair- Dr. Huw David, Wolfson College Development Director, University of Oxford
  • Dr. Douglas Bradburn, President and CEO of George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Professor H W Brands, Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History, University of Texas
  • Professor Philip E. Krider,  Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at University of Arizona
  • Dr. Rosalind Remer, Vice Provost & Lenfest Executive Director, Center for Cultural Partnerships, Drexel University
  • Professor Joyce E. Chaplin, James Duncan Phillips Professor of Early American History, Harvard University
  • Dr. Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy, Vice President of the  Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, the Saunders Director of the Robert H. Smith International Centre for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, and Professor of History at the University of Virginia
  • Professor Gordon Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus, Brown University
  • Dr. George Boudreau, Public Historian and Teaching Fellow at University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Philip Hatfield
  • Dr. James N. Green, Librarian of The Library Company of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library
  • John Alviti, former Senior Curator of Collections at The Franklin Institute
  • Professor Jeremy Black, former Professor of History at University of Exeter
In-Residence at BFH

Our In-Residence programme allows scholars and artists to channel their creativity and be inspired by the world’s only surviving Franklin home.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

An American Thanksgiving feast with all the trimmings will take place at magnificent Clothworkers’ Hall.