Antonia Contro http://wrti.org en TEMPUS FUGIT (Time Flies) at the American Philosophical Society Museum http://wrti.org/post/tempus-fugit-time-flies-american-philosophical-society-museum <p>Among all of Benjamin Franklin&rsquo;s many gifts to Philadelphia and the nation - free libraries, fire companies, lightning rods, bifocals, and the University of Pennsylvania - <em>The American Philosophical Society,</em> founded in 1743,&nbsp;&nbsp;is one of his rarer gems.</p><p>Despite&nbsp;the large statue of Franklin above the main entrance, many people may unknowingly walk right past the centuries-old Society,&nbsp;which is discreetly housed in a neo-classical building in Old City.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:18:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 3767 at http://wrti.org TEMPUS FUGIT (Time Flies) at the American Philosophical Society Museum