A Conversation with Ben Franklin and his Friend from Paris

Event Details

Jun 30

At 2 pm Craig Hall will present a remarkable Living History performance as Ben Franklin. Through the use of a time machine, you will meet Ben Franklin and Madame Brillon, his closest friend while he served as America's diplomat in Paris. Franklin will share the story of his life as printer/newspaper publisher, philosopher, scientist, legislator, colonial and American diplomat and one of America's most beloved Founders. He will provide some insider thoughts concerning two documents, the origination of which he played a significant role, The Declaration of Independence and the Founder's Constitution.

Craig Hall has spent over 30 years honing his hobby of reenacting military history impressions from several conflicts in which the United States had part through his living history presentations. Craig was educated in Secondary Education, American Institutions/History, and then served in the United States Army as a Military Intelligence Specialist. Craig became an attorney after earning a law degree, and he served as

in-house counsel for the United States Government and numerous corporations. He is now retired and focuses on his living history passion. The Manheim Railroad Museum Complex will open at 1 p.m. In our 1881 Train Station, you can see the newest artifact in our collection, as well as Stiegel-type glass and ironwork stove plates. The Stiegel Valley Model Railroad Museum will be open. Enjoy a ride on the Birney Trolley or take the newest walking tour "Manheim's 19th Century Industrial Revolution" at 1 and 3:15 p.m., both weather-permitting. All are free, including refreshments.

A Conversation with Ben Franklin and his Friend from Paris

LOCATION: Manheim Railroad Station Complex

ADDRESS: 210 South Charlotte St., Manheim, PA 17545

  • CONTACT: (717)917-4135
  • COST: Free