help_outline Skip to main content
Shopping Cart

HomeEventsBenjamin Franklin: What You Didn't Know 10:30 - 12:00 noon ZOOM

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

Benjamin Franklin: What You Didn't Know 10:30 - 12:00 noon ZOOM

As the ultimate self-made man, Benjamin Franklin is often cited as the most contemporary of the Founding Fathers, as a salt-of-the-earth entrepreneur, but also as a ladies’ man, the paragon of frugality and the first to draw electricity from the sky with a kite.  These popular takes are incomplete or dead wrong.


Our speaker, Joseph Rosenbloom has been researching Franklin’s legacy for over two years and believes Franklin to be our nation’s most enduring icon.  “What we ought to tease from his legacy are his commitment as a sort of Renaissance man to devote himself to the wellbeing of others and his wisdom and pragmatism as a politician and diplomat.  He achieved monumental success and we should heed his example, particularly in these fraught times.”

Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 10:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Scandinavian Living Center Nordic Hall
206 Waltham St.
Newton, MA  02465

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Amy Kraus
History Group
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
No Fee