Sunday, January 19, 2020

Lecture on Jane Franklin

Not exactly breaking news, but on Thursday night, we went to the Old South Meeting House in Boston. We heard Harvard Professor and Author, Jill Lepore give a presentation on Jane Franklin, Benjamin Franklin's forgotten sister. The two Franklins were born in a house across the street from the Meeting House in the early 1700's, and although Ben was six years older, he and Jane were like twins. He taught her to read, and they corresponded throughout their lives.

I was bad, and took some flash photos before the lecture (sorry they came out so badly).