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America has never forgotten Benjamin Franklin because he did both. He lived
these words of wisdom by writing as much as he possibly could and by doing
even more. He became famous for being a scientist,
and an economist.
Today, we honor Ben Franklin as one of our Founding Fathers and as one
of America's greatest citizens. Although he was born in Boston, the city
of Philadelphia is remembered as the home of Ben Franklin. In Philadelphia,
you can find both Ben's gravesite and the Benjamin
Franklin National Memorial. You'll also find the Franklin
Institute Science Museum.
Glimpses of the Man
This quick glimpse at the long life (1706
- 1790) of a complex man is meant to help you learn about Ben Franklin
and also to let you see how Ben's ideas are still alive in our world today.
To learn all that you can about the Franklin family, try taking a look
at the family
tree. To learn even more about Ben Franklin and his world, try taking
a look at some recommended resource
activities, and a brief glossary.
Before you begin your tour of the exhibit, stop at Ben's Preview
Gallery to see what's inside.
Our table of contents
will help you find your way through the exhibit.
Or, you can search for information anywhere you see the Search
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