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Apr 17, 2021
May 16, 2021
320 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
10:00 am  - 4:00 pm

“Measure Twice, Cut Once: Exploring Franklin as Part of Philadelphia’s Built Identity” is an art exhibition by local artist John Hopkins that will be on display at Carpenters’ Hall from April 17 (the anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death) to May 16. Hopkins has served as Director of Operations at Christ Church Preservation Trust and caretaker of Franklin’s grave at 5th and Arch Streets for over 20 years. Drawing on his 30 years of experience as an artist, Hopkins’ work showcases Franklin’s morbid witticism and his relationship with Philadelphia’s built identity.

In commemoration of International Day for Monuments and Sites and National Historic Landmark Reopen House Day, a demonstration with artist John Hopkins will take place at Carpenters’ Hall on Sunday, April 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. Carpenters’ Hall will be open for extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. that day. 

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