Join Mount Vernon and the Benjamin Franklin House in London for a digital talk with author Edward J. Larson in conversation with Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director of the Benjamin Franklin House, about the relationship between Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Benjamin Franklin House in London.

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Join Mount Vernon and the Benjamin Franklin House in London for a digital talk with author Edward J. Larson in conversation with Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director of the Benjamin Franklin House, about the relationship between Benjamin Franklin and George Washington.

This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Benjamin Franklin House in London.

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Watch Live on Monday, September 7 at noon ET

About the Talk

During their lifetimes and in the years since, Benjamin Franklin and George Washington have been the subject of great literary interest. Yet each has typically been a minor player in the chronicles of the other – until now. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward J. Larson's new book, Franklin & Washington, uncovers the close relationship between these two principal founders of the United States.

Professor Larson, University Professor of History and Darling Chair in Law at Pepperdine University, who was also an inaugural Fellow at the Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon, will be in conversation with Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director of the Benjamin Franklin House in London, the world's only surviving Franklin home. On the table will be the genesis of Franklin and Washington's friendship and its impact on the American story, and their legacies in a time of challenge.

This event is co-sponsored by the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon and the Benjamin Franklin House in London.

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