Ben Franklin Exhibit Lays out Deeds, Ties to Pittsburgh
Karlovits, Bob, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Cities such as Philadelphia and Paris generally are associated with Benjamin Franklin, but the kite-flying Founding Father has many links to Pittsburgh.
With 150 artifacts and 30 interactive stations examining various aspects of a rich life, a display opening Saturday at the Senator John Heinz History Center in the Strip District will look at a man whose accomplishments range from creating a nation to inventing an efficient stove.
"Everything he touched, he made better," says Andy Masich, president and CEO of the center. "From founding a library to heating the house."
"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World" will be at the center until July …
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