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November 16, 2013 From "Ben's Excellent European Adventure" to a "Passport t0 Paris"

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Registration Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013 4:00 p.m. (CST)

From "Ben's Excellent European Adventure"
to a "Passport to Paris"

Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, 1512 Curtis St., Denver, Colo.

$35 per person

Join us for a uniquely F&M adventure into the history and culture of France.


Our day will begin with a delicious brunch at Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar. Next, F&M Associate Professor of History Ted Pearson will deliver remarks about Benjamin Franklin's experiences living abroad, mainly in Paris.


Ben Franklin spent nearly three decades of his long life away from his beloved Philadelphia. Living first in London from 1757 until 1775, and then in Paris between 1776 and 1785, he became a prominent figure in the cultural and scientific communities of these cities (and, in Paris, its diplomatic circles). Professor Pearson will talk about the impact that his experiences in London and particularly Paris had upon Franklin the man, and the country which he called home.


Finally, we will travel to the Denver Art Museum and enjoy a group tour with audio guides of the spectacular "Passport to Paris" exhibit. This exhibit brings together works from Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and more. It includes a trio of shows focusing on French art from the late 1600s to early 1900s, and explores changes in art and society during three important centuries in art history.


Space is limited, so register today or call Alumni Relations at 866-925-5500.

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Event, Time and Location
Start DateSaturday, November 16, 2013 Start Time11:00 a.m.
End DateSaturday, November 16, 2013 End Time3:00 p.m.
Location: Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar
  1512 Curtis Street
Denver, Colorado 80202
Event Pricing Options
per person $35.00

Event Contact
Contact: Pat Fossler Office of Alumni Relations
Phone: (717) 358-4263

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