Event — New-York Historical Society

Lectures & Conversations: Benjamin Franklin: American Democracy and Innovation

Where: The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society

170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:30 pm

Benjamin Franklin House Robert H. Smith Lecture in American Democracy

Featuring: Walter Isaacson

Details: How did one of America’s most inventive and dynamic founders influence the development of American democracy? Best-selling author Walter Isaacson discusses how in his pursuit of innovation Benjamin Franklin shaped American national character and left an enduring Enlightenment-era legacy.

Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, is the author of several best-selling biographies, including Benjamin Franklin: An American Life.

In partnership with London’s Benjamin Franklin House and the British Library

Cost: $44 (members $32)

Phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268, 9 am–5 pm daily.

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