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Hang Out with Ben Franklin

Oct. 20, 2005

Guests will take a journey back in time as they spend "An Evening with Benjamin Franklin" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1, at the Mayborn Museum Complex on the Baylor University Campus.

"Where else can you hang out with the founding father of American business as you enjoy a full evening of sweets, fun and entertainment?" asked Terry Maness, dean of the Hankamer School of Business. The event is part of the Business Ethics Forum November 1-4, which is hosted by the business school each year.

The evening will commence with musical entertainment by Carolinn Skyler playing the glass armonica, one of only three such instruments existing in the world. The glass armonica was one of Franklin's inventions.

Franklin will be portrayed by Ralph Archbold, the official Benjamin Franklin for the city of Philadelphia and The Franklin Institute. Archbold, who ironically shares Franklin's birthday of January 17, has portrayed the famous inventor, printer and statesman for over 30 years.

Guests will be able to pose for a photo with Franklin at the event and can purchase an autographed copy of the book Ben Franklin: America's Entrepreneur.

Authentic colonial style desserts will be served, such as "Betty" and "Fool."

Registration is required at The cost is $20 per person ($10 for students).

The forum is sponsored by the Harry and Hazel Chavanne Endowment for Christian Ethics in Business and the Ben H. Williams Distinguished Speakers Series, in conjunction with the Ethics Officer Association and the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit

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