Inside the Vault

Inside the Vault: Benjamin Franklin

Join us on February 2, 2023, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT) when our curators discuss Benjamin Franklin’s copy of the US Constitution and Jean-Antoine Houdon’s bust of Franklin with Liz Covart, Founding Director, Colonial Williamsburg Innovation Studios and Sara Charles, Education Program Manager, The Gilder Lehrman Institute. This program is made possible by the Fund for the Endowment of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.


Submit your questions for Liz Covart and Sara Charles here.

Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is an online program that highlights unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. From iconic historical treasures, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation, to personal letters that reveal the contributions of ordinary American citizens, each session will investigate primary sources and discuss their background, impact, and potential use in the classroom.

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