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Date:
April 29, 2021
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location:
Callahan Center: Offered via Zoom
Address:
Framingham, MA 01702
Contact:
508-532-5980, ext. 0
Cost:
Free

The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin with Professor Richard Bell -- Presented by the Callahan Center

Thursday, April 29, 2021

FOR AGES 55+--THE RESTLESS GENIUS OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN--Born the tenth son of a humble family of puritan candle-makers, Franklin's rise to the front ranks of science, engineering, and invention was as unexpected as it was meteoric. In this program, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell examines many of Franklin's ideas to make life simpler, cheaper, and easier for himself and everyone else. It turns out that those ideas encompassed not only natural science and engineering, but also public works, civic improvements, political trail-blazing and new business ideas. Call the Callahan Ctr. by 4/26 to register: 508-532-5980 ext. 0 This program is supported in part by a grant from the Framingham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, and in part by the Friends of Callahan.