Tempus Fugit

Creatively Speaking
2:41 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

American Philosopical Society Adds Dance to Museum Exhibition

Benjamin Franklin’s many gifts to Philadelphia and the nation include free libraries, fire companies lightning rods, bi-focals, and the University of Pennsylvania. The American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743, is perhaps one of his lesser-known gems.


Despite the large statue of Franklin above the main entrance, many people may unknowingly walk right past the centuries-old Society, which is discreetly housed in a neo-classical building in Old City, Philadelphia.

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Creatively Speaking
11:11 am
Sat June 16, 2012

TEMPUS FUGIT (Time Flies) at the American Philosophical Society Museum

WRTI's Jim Cotter speaks with Sue Ann Prince, director and curator of the American Philosophical Society Museum in Philadelphia, about their current exhibition Tempus Fugit.

Creatively Speaking
12:18 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

TEMPUS FUGIT (Time Flies) at the American Philosophical Society Museum

Among all of Benjamin Franklin’s many gifts to Philadelphia and the nation - free libraries, fire companies, lightning rods, bifocals, and the University of Pennsylvania - The American Philosophical Society, founded in 1743,  is one of his rarer gems.

Despite the large statue of Franklin above the main entrance, many people may unknowingly walk right past the centuries-old Society, which is discreetly housed in a neo-classical building in Old City.

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