Date(s) - 08/26/2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fort Montgomery State Historic Site
We all think we know the story of Benjamin Franklin. We know the story of his flying a kite in a thunderstorm, but do you know about the other inventions he worked on? Historian Mike Kochan will present and demonstrate some of Benjamin Franklin’s Experiments. Mike will have replicas of the machines Franklin used in his experiments. Guests will have the opportunity to conduct some of the experiments themselves! This hands-on program will bring the history of electrical developments to life. At 2:00 Mike’s illustrated talk will show Franklin’s place in the history of the discoveries in electricity. Mike will start with the Greeks, move to the 17th century then the 18th century and finish with a demonstration of Franklin’s famous kite experiment. 10am-4pm with a power point talk at 2pm.