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Archives of Celebration! Prior Years

2014Theme
Honoree
Science: Observing the World
Edward O. Wilson
2013Theme
Honoree
American Diplomacy
Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
2012Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Energy: Resources, Uses and Efficiencies
Dr. Steven Chu
2011Theme
Honoree
Pennsylvania Politics: Franklin to Rendell
Hon. Edward G. Rendell
2010Theme
Honoree
American National Character
Dr. Sheldon Hackney
2009Theme
Honoree
Achievements After Retirement
P. Roy Vagelos, M.D.
2008Theme
Honoree
Celebrating Women in Science
Dr. Ruth Patrick and Dr. Virginia Lee
2007Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Ethics
Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.
2006Theme
Honoree
Still Celebrating: Franklin at 300!
Claude-Anne Lopez, Franklin historian
B. Franklin Reinauer II, Founder of Celebration!
2005Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Architecture: Building the City
Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
2004Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Freedom of the Press
Tony Auth, political cartoonist
2003Theme
Honoree
Franklin and the Post Office
John E. Potter, Postmaster General
2002Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Business
John C. Bogle, Founder of Vanguard
2001Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Medicine
Dr. Beverly Emanuel, Human Genome Project
2000Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Libraries
Elliot L. Shelkrot, President, Free Library of Philadelphia
1999Theme
Honoree
Franklin and Communications
John S. Hendricks, Founder of Discovery Channel
EarlierPhotographs from 1944, 1948, 1956, and 1961
1928Rev. Louis Washburn's 1928 sermon for Franklin's Birthday
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