The Restless Genius of Benjamin Franklin
Tuesday, October 26, 11:00-12:00 on Zoom
Born the tenth son of a humble family of puritan candle-makers, Franklin's rise to the front ranks of science, engineering and invention was as unexpected as it was meteoric. This talk with historian Richard Bell, scholar, writer and professor at University of Maryland, examines many of Franklin's ideas to make life simpler, cheaper and easier for himself and everyone else. It turns out that those ideas encompassed not only natural science and engineering, but also public works, civic improvements, political trail-blazing and new business ideas. Call the COA at 781-786-6280 to register.