Thursday, October 27, 2011

PAST: EXHIBIT: "Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" at the National Archives, FRI, Feb 10th - SUN, May 6th, Free

National Archives Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
Free
On view Friday, February 10th - Sunday, May 6th

"Founding Father, scientist, diplomat, humorist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Benjamin Franklin is one of the most remarkable and influential Americans of any generation. Learn more about the many sides of Benjamin Franklin and discover his impact on the world in this fascinating, interactive exhibition."

"A special section appearing in DC, features original documents from the holdings of the National Archives -- including original Franklin letters, the original journals from the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention, and a rare 1787 printed version of the Constitution. This section includes the original Treaty of Paris of 1783. Negotiated and signed by Franklin, John Adams, John Jay for the United States and David Hartley for Great Britain, it formally ended the Revolutionary War and established the United States as an independent and sovereign nation."

The National Archives
between 7th & 8th on Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial 

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