Celebration! Benjamin Franklin, Founder has been established to bring national and international attention to Benjamin Franklin, America's best known historic figure. Franklin's ideas, ideals and accomplishments are important to this day and his influence on our times merits an annual focus on him led by the organizations he founded or inspired and the citizenry of Philadelphia whom he befriended. Each annual Celebration brings world statesmen, scientists, scholars and thinkers to address themes exemplified by Franklin's ideas and life.
Each year we honor Franklin's Birthday with talks, a procession and the presentation of the Franklin Founders' Award.