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National Celebration

The Ben Franklin 300 Philadelphia celebrations have been coordinated by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Consortium, which represents an alliance created in 2000 by the American Philosophical Society, The Franklin Institute, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania. The Tercentenary consortium’s projects form the official national celebration for America’s first founding father to reach 300.

Ben Franklin 300 Philadelphia refers to the year-long commemoration of Benjamin Franklin’s 300th birthday in Philadelphia and Its Countryside. The celebration will run from fall 2005 through 2006, and will focus on the world premiere of the international traveling exhibition, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World at the National Constitution Center. It will include an array of complementary exhibitions, lectures, symposia, concerts and special events and offers at many of the region’s historical and cultural organizations, restaurants and hotels.


Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
December 15, 2005 - April 30, 2006

This engaging and memorable exhibition will convey the original genius, wit, and imagination of Benjamin Franklin. Through a series of interactive multimedia exhibits combined with the largest collection of original Franklin materials ever assembled, Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World brings our most remarkable Founding Father to life. This traveling exhibition is created through the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary.

The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, United States. 10 am to 5 pm. For ticket information call (215) 409-6600. For other information call (215) 557-0733.

The exhibition will be traveling to the following locations:

St. Louis
June 8, 2006 – September 4, 2006, Missouri Historical Society

Houston
October 11, 2006 – January 21, 2007, The Houston Museum of Natural Science

Denver
March 2, 2007 – May 28, 2007, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Atlanta
July 4, 2007 – October 14, 2007, Atlanta History Center

Paris, France
December 4, 2007 – March 30, 2008, Musée des Arts et Métiers and Musée Carnavalet

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