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Benjamin Franklin: The Kite, the Key and other Tales

Saturday May 21 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

This presentation, commissioned by Chicagoland’s Orland Park Library, humanizes the amazing story of the “First American”, Benjamin Franklin. His regard for America’s developing work ethic, indomitable spirit and unique position in the world is presented through the persona of his only surviving son, William Franklin. William, although imbued with a healthy respect for his world-renowned father, differed sharply in his political views. This conflict provides dramatic tension as Benjamin’s inventive genius, love of liberty and creative restlessness became the archetype for a new nationality, the American.

Includes music penned by Ben Franklin, traditional and original music by Barry Cloyd.

No registration is required. All ages are welcome!

For additional information, please contact Isabel at or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1700.


Saturday May 21
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
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