Update 4/25/22 - This event has sold out.

"Grab A Beer With Ben" will be an exciting night at a local brewery featuring a chat with Ben himself and a local historian, Benjamin Franklin trivia, a screening of portions of the Ken Burns film, and giveaways.

Thursday, June 9
Smartmouth Virginia Beach
6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Enjoy a conversation between BJ Pryor (Ben Franklin) and Michael Wingfield (amateur historian with a focus on beer culture) about pub culture and drinking, followed by a Q & A session.

  • You'll also see clips of Ken Burn's new two-part series that explores the revolutionary life of Benjamin Franklin.

  • Lastly, you'll go head to head with other history fans to test your knowledge of Ben Franklin trivia. Study up—there will be prizes!

About the Film

Ken Burns's two-part, four-hour documentary, Benjamin Franklin, explores the revolutionary life of one of the 18th century's most consequential and compelling personalities, whose work and words unlocked the mystery of electricity and helped create the United States. 


Conversations on Franklin: A Virtual Event Series

Can't get enough of Ben Franklin? Join filmmaker Ken Burns and special guests for a series of hour-long conversations on Franklin and his legacy. Plus, watch clips from the upcoming two-part series.
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