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Ben Franklin’s 318th Birthday Celebration

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

It’s that time of year again; when we come together to celebrate the birthday of one of America’s best-known founders, and to bring attention to Franklin’s ideas and accomplishments, highlighting his relevance in the modern world.

This year we’re excited for the panel discussion examining the important role of craftsmanship in America and honor this year’s Founder’s Award recipient, architectural great Frank Gehry.

Attendees will also enjoy Franklin Foundation sweets and treats, and a store by Headhouse Books in advance of a lively procession to Franklin’s gravesite at Christ Church Burial Ground, featuring music, a fire engine, banners and flags.

Organized by Celebration! Of Benjamin Franklin, Founder

FREE and open to the public, but seats are limited — click here to register.


February 9
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


American Philosophical Society: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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