Posts Tagged ‘Benjamin Franklin’

Restoration Project Gives New Life To Ben Franklin's Grave

Restoration Project Gives New Life To Ben Franklin’s Grave

May 17, 2017  |  News

Benjamin Franklin's tombstone gets some desperately needed TLC. Tyler Horst has the story > more

How Franklin’s Grave Became A Monument And Philadelphians Were Persuaded To Like It

How Franklin’s Grave Became A Monument And Philadelphians Were Persuaded To Like It

April 19, 2017  |  Vantage

Nearly 70 years after Benjamin Franklin’s death, public outcry demanding honor for the Founding Father transformed a battered, overgrown gravesite into a popular tourist destination. But the real story isn't at all what we've been told. Join Mark Dixon as he uncovers truth and public deception behind the hole in the wall at Benjamin Franklin's grave > more

Long Delayed, The Bridge To Break Ground In Old City

Long Delayed, The Bridge To Break Ground In Old City

August 4, 2015  |  Morning Blend

Fifteen year of development hell over tomorrow for Old City apartment complex, still going for old Engine 10; City Hall courtyard mosaic being restored; and measuring the capacity of the Parkway > more

Benjamin Franklin Museum Opens This Weekend, Free Of Its Old Quirks

Benjamin Franklin Museum Opens This Weekend, Free Of Its Old Quirks

August 21, 2013  |  News

The brand new Benjamin Franklin Museum opens on Saturday. Bicentennial baby Brad Maule finds the charm of its predecessor missing from the sleek new museum > more

Something New In America: Serious Opera, 1757

Something New In America: Serious Opera, 1757

February 2, 2012  |  Vantage

It was a musical winter in Philadelphia, as students of the College of Philadelphia, including Francis Hopkinson, put on the "Mask of Alfred" > more