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    Measure Twice, Cut Once: Exploring Franklin as Part of Philadelphia’s Built Identity

    Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia

    320 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Saturday April 17th 2021 to Sunday May 16th 2021

    • Sundays

      10:00 am to 4 pm

    • Tuesdays

      10 am to 4 pm

    • Wednesdays

      10 am to 4 pm

    • Thursdays

      10 am to 4 pm

    • Fridays

      10 am to 4 pm

    • Saturdays

      10 am to 4 pm

    “Measure Twice, Cut Once: Exploring Franklin as Part of Philadelphia’s Built Identity” is an art exhibition by local artist John Hopkins that will be on display at Carpenters’ Hall from April 17 (the anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s death) to May 16.


    Hopkins has served as Director of Operations at Christ Church Preservation Trust and caretaker of Franklin’s grave at 5th and Arch Streets for over 20 years. Drawing on his 30 years of experience as an artist, Hopkins’ work showcases Franklin’s morbid witticism and his relationship with Philadelphia’s built identity.

    In commemoration of International Day for Monuments and Sites and National Historic Landmark Reopen House Day, a demonstration with artist John Hopkins will take place at Carpenters’ Hall on Sunday, April 18, from 4 to 5 p.m. Carpenters’ Hall will be open for extended hours, from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. that day.


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