|What makes it historical?
||It took five years, from 1906 until 1911 for James Earl Fraser to sculpt this mighty depiction of Founding Father, Benjamin Franklin! 20 feet tall and weighing in at 30 tons of Seravezza marble, this memorial is perfectly placed in a magnificent hall, welcoming visitors to explore science!
Mr. Franklin was famously embroiled in science as an experimenter and inventor of the lightning rod, bifocals, the rocking chair, the penny, and the flexible catheter, of all things! He discovered the Gulf Stream on his travels to Europe and predicted the weather in Poor Richard’s Almanack! May his accomplishments inspire generations of would-be scientists to come!