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Benjamin Franklin : In Search of a Better World

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Date & Time: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - Friday, April 22, 2011
8:00 AM-10:00 PM
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
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WPI: George C. Gordon Library
Class of 41 Gallery, 3rd floor
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609-2280
Description: “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World,” a traveling exhibition opening at the George C. Gordon library on March 17, 2011 at 4pm, tells the remarkable story of the man who began his life as a poor printer’s apprentice and ended it as a revered elder statesmen known throughout the world for his wisdom, wit, and resourcefulness. Benjamin Franklin’s achievements in diplomacy, science, philanthropy and other fields profoundly influenced the path of a new nation and continue to inspire us more than three hundred years after his birth. Local actor J. T. Turner will present “The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin” during the opening event.
"Famous, fascinating Benjamin Franklin–he would be neither without his accomplishments in natural science,” begins Joyce Chaplin in her biography The First Scientific American. Dr. Chaplin will give a lecture at WPI on April 4 at 4pm.

More Information: E-mail: archives@wpi.edu
Phone: 508-831-5410
Entered by: WPI University Archives + Special Collections

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Created: March 9, 2011 at 10:31 AM
Last Modified: March 9, 2011 at 2:06 PM

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