August 16 2018

Burlington Historical Society Holding Program on Benjamin Franklin


Come and learn about one of the country’s most dynamic and interesting Founding Father with a program put on by the Burlington Historical Society.


“We are happy to be back at our old location and we are really excited to present our own Phil Gallagher as guest speaker,” the Historical Society said in an event invite. “Phil is a fascinating local guy with an interest in all sorts of activities, sports and all things political, including some slightly off beat interests, such as a fascination with  Ben Franklin. His enthusiasm is contagious, his knowledge amazing.”


Gallagher has been involved in local affairs, groups and Burlington town government for years. His public service tally includes 11 years as Town Meeting Moderator, seven years as Selectman, seven years as Recreation Commissioner, three years as Library Trustee and five years as a Ways and Means Committee member.  Phil has also served 20 years as News Anchor of BCAT, Burlington's local Public Access Television, and has written and produced a variety of TV Programs of public interest. He is currently a member of the BCAT board.


“At the Historical Society meeting on September 6, Phil has chosen to speak on Ben Franklin, also a  man of many interests and great intellectual curiosity,” the invite reads. “Ahh, do we see a pattern here?”  

The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6, at 7 p.m., (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the newly re-opened Mary Kelly Room of the Human Services Building at 61 Center Street in Burlington. Light refreshments will be served followed by a brief business meeting.


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