The town of Franklin invites you to its annual celebration of Ben Franklin’s birthday this Sunday, January 20. The party, at Franklin Historical Museum at 80 West Central Street from 1 p.m.to 4 p.m., will mark the Founding Father’s 307th birthday.
Vera Meyer, a Boston-based musician, will play the glass armonica, one of Franklin’s inventions, and students from the Horace Mann School will present in colorful posters what they've learned about this master statesman, revolutionary, scientist, inventor and politician. Enjoy an afternoon of music while enjoying birthday cake and coffee.
Franklin holds an important place in the town’s history. Besides inspiring the town’s name, the story goes that Franklin provided books for use by the town’s residents which led to a town vote establishing the nation’s first public library. The original collection is still housed in a book case in the library’s Reading Gallery.