“Ben Franklin’s 308th Birthday Festivities Kick Off Tomorrow with Day-long ‘Celebration! Benjamin Franklin, Founder’ Event” on Philly.com
January 16, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA
Excerpted from an article by Nick Vadala
Back in 1727, Ben Franklin posited the idea that social action springs best from simply being social. As a result, he started the Junto, a group focused on the debate of philosophical topics ranging from business to ethics for “mutual improvement” of society and self. Now, on the eve of his 308th birthday, the concept appears to making a return. . . .
Hundreds of Philadelphians are expected to attend the festivities, which include a seminar on Franklin’s works, a procession and wreath laying ceremony, and a luncheon courtesy of the Chemical Heritage Foundation. Starting at 11, a historical procession will begin through Old City towards Franklin’s grave, where members of this modern-day Junto will pay tribute to Philly’s greatest patriot. Read More.