Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World
Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World is a traveling exhibition based upon a larger exhibition of the same name developed by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, a nonprofit educational alliance in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Based on original documents in the collections of many Philadelphia institutions such as the American Philosophical Society, The Franklin Institute, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Pennsylvania, and other museums and libraries across the country, the exhibit examines the remarkable life and achievements of one of America's most beloved personalities. Franklin was a diplomat, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor, humorist and philanthropist whose wisdom and wit continue to inspire and entertain us more than three hundred years after his birth.
The exhibit consisting of six sections of colorful, freestanding photo-panels incorporating representations of artifacts from the original Franklin exhibition, and a new text written by the curator, Page Talbott.
The exhibit was organized by the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary, Philadelphia, and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Chicago.