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This month's Science on Tap session covers Joseph Cosey, aka the most successful and prolific forager in US history. He mastered the handwriting not only of old Ben but virtually all the Founding Fathers, using that to prosper — until he got caught.
Where: National Mechanics at 22 S. 3rd St. 19106
When: November 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free / Pay-as-you-go food and drink
Ben Franklin turns 310 this year! Celebrate with toasts and songs delivered by your favorite Franklin re-enactor, and enjoy snacks and drinks from Old City pubs. This is the first of four dates for this event.
Where: Historic Philadelphia at Sixth and Chestnut streets 19106
When: January 15, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
How much: $40 - $45