The Ben Franklin Society works to honor Ben Franklin’s lifelong (1706-1790) quest to ‘find practical, effective solutions to real problems’ by fostering independent and collaborative research on matters of importance to Franklin County, North Carolina.

Franklin County was formed in 1779 and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Ben Franklin was ‘ever concerned and involved in the public good, a great communicator, and a remarkable man of science and technology, finding practical effective solutions to real problems’.

The non-profit, service organization, the Ben Franklin Society, was formed in 2008 and welcomes everyone, of all ages, to join who wish to work to better the future of Franklin and nearby Counties. We are non-political, non-religious, enabling organization committed to helping its Members produce practical results from their research efforts.

The Society promotes individual and collaborative research efforts; communicates the importance and relationship of Research Projects to the future of Franklin County; fosters synergy with other Society Projects and ongoing County initiatives; and pursues Funding support when necessary.

Research Project Teams plan, schedule and independently control their own work. Society Membership encourages participation in a Research or Non-Research Project.

Plan to attend our Annual Meeting or monthly BreadWorks Dining and Entertainment Fund-raising Event to learn about this new and exciting opportunity for you to help transform Franklin County into a model of innovation in North Carolina!

Society Membership will be fun and productive; satisfying and rewarding; meaningful and memorable.