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Glimpses of the Man
Glimpses of The Man (1297k)
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, an
musician, 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.
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 materials,
enrichment activities, and a brief
Be sure to notice the electricity safety
tips that are provided by PECO Energy, Sponsor of "Benjamin Franklin:
Glimpses of the Man."
Visit Pieces of Science for more information about Ben's Lightning Rod and Glass Armonica.
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Ben Franklin: Glimpses of the Man is sponsored by
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Developed with support from Unisys Corporation.
© 1994 The Franklin Institute Science Museum