When:
Monday, Apr 25, 2022 6:00p -
7:00p

Where:
Online event
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Admission:
$10

Categories:
History, Virtual

Event website:
https://www.masshist.org/events/benjamin-franklins-last-bet

Benjamin Franklin was not a gambling man, however, at the end of his life he allowed himself a wager on the survival of the United States: a gift of two thousand pounds to Boston and Philadelphia, to be lent out to tradesmen over the next two centuries to jump‑start their careers. Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet traces the evolution of these twin funds as they age alongside America itself, bankrolling woodworkers to space races. Franklin’s stake in the “leather-apron” class remains in play to this day and offers an inspiring blueprint for our modern era.


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25/04/2022 18:00:00 25/04/2022 19:00:00 America/New_York Benjamin Franklin’s Last Bet: The Favorite Founder’s Divisive Death, Enduring Afterlife, And Blueprint For American Prosperity <p>Benjamin Franklin was not a gambling man, however, at the end of his life he allowed himself a wager on the survival of the United States: a gift of two thousand pounds to Boston and Philadelphi... Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA 02215 false DD/MM/YYYY