Ben Franklin 300 Philadelphia Press Conference
Benjamin Franklin re-enacters join leaders of Ben Franklin 300 Philadelphia to show off some of Ben’s greatest contributions to society, including swim fins, bifocals and the first political cartoon. During the press conference at Philadelphia’s National Constitution Center, officials announced plans for Franklin’s 300th birthday celebration, beginning in fall 2005. Back row, from left to right: Ralph Archbold, Benjamin Franklin re-enactor; Dr. Rosalind Remer, executive director, Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary; Meryl Levitz, president and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation; Richard Stengel, president and CEO, National Constitution Center; Bill Ochester, Benjamin Franklin re-enactor Front row, from left to right: Dr. Page Talbott, associate director of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary and chief curator of Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World; Alex Gould, Benjamin Franklin re-enactor
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