Please join the Penn Club in celebrating Ben Franklin's 304th Birthday.
Please join the Penn Club of Western Pennsylvania for brunch on Sunday, February 21, 2010 to celebrate Ben Franklin's 304th birthday and his greatest achievement: the founding of the University of Pennsylvania!
Appropriately enough, we are honored to have as our speaker Penn’s own Professor George Thomas, coauthor of Building America’s First University: An Historical and Architectural Guide to the University of Pennsylvania.
Professor Thomas' lecture topic will be: "Ben's University": How Franklin Transformed American Education and How Penn Remains True to His Values.
Professor Thomas earned his Ph.D at the University of Pennsylvania. His specialties are in Urban Design and Historic Preservation. He also worked directly on the restoration of the William Penn Hotel as well as the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh. His wife is a native of nearby Latrobe, Pa.
Catch up with old friends and make new ones at a scrumptious brunch at the Allegheny HYP Club in downtown Pittsburgh.
Event Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Location: Allegheny HYP Club, 619 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, Tel: (412) 281-5858
Time: 11:00AM-12:00 PM for brunch; 12:00 PM-12:15 PM for Penn Club announcements and elections. 12:15 PM-1:15 PM Lecture by Penn Professor George Thomas.
Our Speaker, Professor George Thomas, will begin his lecture at approximately 12:15 p.m. The lecture will be approximately one hour in length. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Online registration is now closed.
Penn alumni attending the brunch who are not current dues-paying members will be given a complimentary 1-year membership to the Penn Club of Western PA with paid admission.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Warren Wang at [email protected].