2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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At the turn of the 19th century the study of electrical fluids was transforming from a titillating parlor recreation to a true form of modern science. During Benjamin Franklin’s time the escapades of the “Electricians” was a form of entertainment where does of electrical fluids were distributed to the audience.  Ladies gave electrified kisses, hair stood on end and the latest electrical toys were on display. Based on his experience as a veteran science educator and collaborator with museums and historic sites, Dean Howarth, in his role as “Natural Philosopher,” will use a collection of replicas of instruments and props to engage and entertain his audience.  He will recreate some of those experiments and share stories of the early days of Electrical Fire.


233 Kings Hwy E Haddonfield, Camden 08033