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August 23, 2013

Roundup: Walking In Benjamin Franklin’s Footsteps In Philadelphia

With the Benjamin Franklin Museum’s grand reopening this weekend, there’s no better time than now to honor the man who created numerous inventions and institutions that are still in use today. We’ve created a Franklin-inspired roundup, housing sites that commemorate the Founding Father, like the Benjamin Franklin Museum and the Franklin Institute. Our roundup also [...]

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January 16, 2013

The Franklin Institute Kicks Off Its 2013 Target Community Night Series Tonight, Which Includes Free Evening Museum Admission Every Third Wednesday Of The Month, Beginning At 5 P.M.

Mark your calendars! Tonight from 5-8 p.m., the Franklin Institute kicks off its 2013 Target Community Nights series with a celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s 307th birthday. Target Community Night events occur at the Institute on the third Wednesday of each month and offer free museum admission and programming. Tonight’s Franklin-themed event is full of family-friendly [...]

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November 26, 2012

Elfreth’s Alley To Host Its Annual “Deck The Alley” Holiday Open House This Saturday, December 1: Refreshments, Carolers And Benjamin Franklin

The residents of Old City’s historic Elfreth’s Alley, America’s oldest continuously residential street, will once again open their doors for the annual “Deck the Alley” open house this Saturday, December 1 from 4-7 p.m. As the nation’s oldest continuously inhabited street, Elfreth’s Alley was home to 18th century colonial Philadelphians. Its painstakingly preserved architectural details [...]

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November 21, 2012

Franklin Square Gets Festive For The Holidays With A Benjamin Franklin-Hosted Celebration, Tuesday, November 27

Start the holiday season right at Franklin Square’s 2012 holiday celebration. At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, the event kicks off with Benjamin Franklin turning over the “key” to Franklin Square to Santa Claus and Santa taking the first ride of the holiday season around the carousel at Franklin Square. Bring a camera! After, [...]

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July 23, 2012

Franklin Square To Host A Sixth Birthday Celebration With Free Carousel Rides, Cake And Crafts, Tuesday, July 31

On Tuesday, July 31, Franklin Square turns 6. Historic Philadelphia is throwing a party to celebrate the special day. From noon-3 p.m., join Franklin Square for a free afternoon of fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy a slice of birthday cake or make your own birthday hat. Ben Franklin will also be at the [...]

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January 10, 2012

Celebrate Benjamin Franklin’s 306th Birthday, January 20, With A Free Energy Seminar, Musical Procession And Wreath-Laying

These days we take it for granted that lightning is a form of electrical current, but it took one of our most famous Revolutionary patriots to prove it. Yes, that would be Ben Franklin, whose kite-flying adventure during a thunderstorm led to his invention of the lightning rod. The kite tale is sure to crop [...]

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January 20, 2011

McGillin’s Olde Ale House Is Commemorating Ben Franklin’s 305th Birthday, January 21, With The Debut Of A Special Printer’s Pickle Martini

In honor of Ben Franklin’s 305th birthday, tomorrow, January 21st, McGillin’s Olde Ale House will serve a new, Franklin-inspired “Printer’s Pickle Martini.” The drink is presented in collaboration with Celebration! Benjamin Franklin, Founder, an organization started by Penn alumni in 1998 that unites representatives from Franklin-related organizations in order to bring national attention to Mr. [...]

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January 10, 2011

Celebrate Benjamin Franklin’s 305th Birthday, January 21, With A Musical Procession To His Grave And Seminar On Pennsylvania Political History

To celebrate the 305th anniversary of Franklin’s birth, area residents and visitors are invited to a free seminar on Pennsylvania politics, a musical procession and a wreath laying ceremony on Friday, January 21st. Known for his role in American diplomacy and as one of our nation’s Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin played a major role in [...]

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April 1, 2010

Celebrate the Repeal of Prohibition with Victory

On April 7th, 1933, the U.S. prohibition against alcohol was repealed and it was once again legal to drink a beer in this country. The beer makers over at Victory Brewing Company think it’s an anniversary worth celebrating and are planning a riproaring shindig to do just that. Starting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April [...]

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November 12, 2009

This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful For: The Historic Side of Philadelphia

What our Founding Fathers did in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776 spawned the birth of our nation. So thankful are we that, on this fourth installment of our Giving Thanks series, we’re extending the Fourth of July celebration all the way to Thanksgiving. Philadelphia, ’tis of thee! Dear History Buffs, I have some doozies for [...]

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