Each generation produces people who reshape their world. Benjamin Franklin was one such man.The Independence Hall Association has commissioned and assembled the following resources for you to explore the life and achievements of the great Dr. Franklin, including:
- Transcriptions of Franklin's publications
- A Franklin quotation meme-generator
- Articles about Franklin's contributions to science and the city of Philadelphia
- Essays and fiction about or inspired by Franklin, including:
- Temple's Diary, a work of historical fiction by one of the world's leading authorities on Benjamin Franklin, Claude-Anne Lopez
Join the CELEBRATION! OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, FOUNDER on January 19.
This year's theme is:
Liberty and Justice for All? Reforming America's Criminal Justice System
This year's honoree is Bill Keller, editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project, a non-profit, online, national news organization providing comprehensive coverage of America's criminal justice system.
Events kick off at 11:15 a.m. with a walk to Benjamin Franklin's grave for words of remembrance. Check out the link above for more details.
The IHA is grateful to our generous sponsors for providing grants to make the site possible.
- The Barra Foundation
- The McLean Contributionship
- The Elizabeth Hooper Foundation
- The Stewart Huston Charitable Trust
The Electric Franklin has been recommended by the New York Times, USA Today and Beesker.com