Secrets of Benjamin Franklin’s Kite at Miner Museum

The Alice T. Miner Museum announces:
Secrets of Benjamin Franklin’s Kite
Friday, July 22, 7:00 p.m.

Chazy, New York – We’re all familiar with the story of Benjamin Franklin’s discovery of electricity by flying a kite in a lightning storm. But what really happened on that day in 1752? Join us at the Alice T. Miner Museum on July 22 to find out! Jan McCormick will demonstrate a replica of Ben’s kite and explain how it was made. Could he have really flown it, and did he actually perform his famous experiment? Where did the myths about Franklin and electricity come from?

This program will explore science and history through hands-on activities and is free and open to children of all ages. Refreshments will be served, and visitors will also have the opportunity to play some historic games of Ben Franklin’s time.

The Alice T. Miner Museum is located in Chazy, New York. This fifteen-room Colonial Revival museum houses Alice T. Miner’s collection of furniture, ceramics, glass, samplers, silhouettes, quilts, dolls, and more, most from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum also displays artifacts related to Alice and William Miner’s life and philanthropic work in the North Country.