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Capital District Council for the Social Studies  (Albany, NY)

A Visit to Ben Franklin's World

  • 25 Apr 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Cultural Education Center |222 Madison Ave. | Albany, NY

A Visit to Ben Franklin's World

The New York State Archives and Archives Partnership Trust welcome Dr. Liz Covart, host of the popular podcast Ben Franklin’s World. A nationally renowned podcast about early American history is crafted for history lovers wishing to learn more about people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world. Dr. Covart will discuss her own research and highlight some episodes from the podcast.

"Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy." Often attributed to Ben Franklin, this quote is especially appropriate for the evening's meet-up. The Beer Diviner, New York State's first licensed Farm Brewery, will be serving some of their tastiest locally-brewed selections during the reception. Wine from Hudson-Chatham Winery will also be available for purchase. Come early and enjoy the company of fellow history lovers.

NOTE: 6:15PM program is free, but ticket reservations in advance are strongly encouraged. Reception is cash bar - support your local breweries!

Thursday, April 25
Reception: 5:00 PM
Program: 6:15 PM

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Liz Covart is the creator and host of Ben Franklin’s World: A Podcast About Early American History, winner of the Best History Podcast Award in 2017. As the Digital Projects Editor at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Liz practices a blend of scholarly history, public history, and digital humanities. While the OI’s primary focus is supporting scholar sand scholarship related to early America, broadly understood, Liz experiments with social and new media to communicate scholarly history to large public audiences. She believes if granted convenient access to the work of historians, the public will take an interest in history and become interested in it. Liz earned her History from the University of California, Davis. For more information, visit

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