Rare Collections Virtual Series:
Benjamin Franklin’s Pen and Press

Date:  April 27, 2022
Time: Noon – 1 PM

The State Library of Pennsylvania is showcasing items from Rare Collections with a series of virtual programs that highlight rare and unique books.

Join State Library Rare Collections Librarian Michael Lear as he delves into the history behind the amazing works by, for, and about Pennsylvanians that are protected within in the vaults of the State Library. Each session will teach participants about the history of the book and print culture.

Benjamin Franklin was a skilled practitioner and manipulator of the 18th century media landscape who became one of the first internationally known American media darlings. Learn about Franklin’s career as a printer and publisher and his work as a communicator.  Examples of his newspaper and scientific and political writings from the State Library will be featured.

Please register for the event with this form and you will receive an email with the link to join the Teams meeting.