-Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World-

Exhibition Press Kit

"Benjamin Franklin:  In Search of a Better World"

Explores life of enigmatic, creative genius

An exhibition at the National Archives in Washington, DC. In the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery February 10 - May 6, 2012.

Founding Father, mad scientist, diplomat, humorist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Ben Franklin was at the heart of the Enlightenment. He and his circle of friends shaped a remarkable period in history. Learn more about the many sides of Benjamin Franklin and discover his impact on the world in this fascinating, interactive exhibition organized by the Minnesota Historical Society. The exhibit is free and open to the public. “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World” is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives with generous support from the General Motors Foundation

Benjamin Franklin:  In Search of Better World-related products -- including items featuring some of Franklin's many timeless quotes -- will be featured in the Archives Shop. All Archives Shop proceeds support the National Archives Experience and educational programming at the National Archives.

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