Workers have pulled a huge sheet of plastic over the 20-foot-tall, white marble statue of Ben Franklin, in preparation of removal of a portion of the south wall of the Franklin Institute’s central great hall.
The 224-year-old plaster bust of Benjamin Franklin was broken in half as Lawton traveled by bus with the object in a suitcase.
“Spy: The Exhibit, The Secret World of Espionage” opens Saturday.
Franklin Square will kick off it’s seventh season starting at noon on Wednesday.
“Probably his most famous saying is, ‘A penny saved is a penny earned,’ but he really did not say that,” notes a local man who portrays the Founding Father.
As part of its ongoing exhibition of craft brewing in Philadelphia, a center city museum on Thursday night is hosting a beer tasting event with three local experts who will talk about the city’s centuries-long love affair with beer.
Franklin, played by actor Bill Robling, was in good spirits for the celebration at the Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets.
A federal indictment charges 46-year-old Andrea Lawton with one count of transporting stolen property over state lines and one count of concealing stolen property.
A former cleaning woman from Philadelphia has been ordered held for trial in Montgomery County for allegedly stealing a bust of Benjamin Franklin.
Police are trying to track down Andrea Lawton, whom they say worked at a home in the 600 block of Black Rock Road in Lower Merion Township.
Authorities in Montgomery County are seeking the public’s help in locating a porcelain bust of Benjamin Franklin that was stolen from a home Friday afternoon
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