Ben Franklin: History You Can Talk To

Events - Upcoming and Past
Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Dates for Benjamin Franklin - Innovative American

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Programs available year-round. Look for special Tour Dates, special discounts for selected dates and areas.   

Now Presenting: On-Line Chats: Schedule your time with Benjamin Franklin. VOIP Discussions available world-wide. "Log-On With Ben Franklin & Friends". Thanks to, we are available for on-line interactive discussions for a video/text/IM feaste of Q&A. From anywhere in the world, the Internet brings you Mr. Kite and Friends (one of Ben's nick-names).

On The Page Podcast - Guest of LA Script Consultant Pilar Alessandra ( Hear Episode # 182 from their Website or on iTunes on "Writing in an Historical Voice" 

Other eras as well.

Medieval History (sponsored by the Interactive History Company

Elizabethan Theatre - speak about the golden aged world of Elizabeth I, Sweet William and the most popular writing in the English Language Theatre.

Ben Franklin - Innovative American - speaks about Colonial America, The Revolution and the Life of the Original American.

Fundraising - ideas, thoughts, suggestions.

*Time and availability subject to change due to professional obligations.

Everyone is welcomed (students, teachers, fundraisers, Friends of Franklin, other Chautauqua presenters). 


Google Talk,

Skype: gregrobinsmith

Write with questions, best, Ben.  

Past Presentations:

ACT Theatre Seattle WA.

Allegro Coffee House, Seattle WA

Arrowhead Elementary, Bellevue WA

Bellingham WA - Christ the King Auditorium
Benjamin Franklin Elementary (twice now) - Kirkland Washington
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro - Bellingham WA

The Center for Nonprofit Success Seminar - University of Washington Campus (Invited speaker GregRobin Smith)

The Center for Non-Profit Success, Seattle University Program. 

Corvallis, Oregon - Lectures on Medieval History.

Deer Lagoon Grange, Langley WA (Whidbey Island)

Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center

Elizabeth Blackwell Elementary School - Kirkland, WA (twice)

Eugene Oregon - Riverside Inn - Guest Auctioneer
Everett WA Marina Waterfront, at the "Wet Paint" Artists at Work Festival.
Everett - WA, Police Retirement Celebration.

FolkLife Festival Seattle WA.  

Hawaii - Waikiki, Ben made an appearance at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Century Ride Celebration (and GregRobin Smith biked 100 miles as the finale to a $5,600.00 + fundraising drive for the LLS.)
Hill College - Hillsboro TEXAS

Highland School, Bellevue WA (three school presentations and one evening Public Performance. Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)

Imagine Children's Museum - Everett, WA

King Kat Theatre Seattle - Part of Ignite Seattle- "Benjamin Franklin - Founding Geek"

Kirkland WA Library

Lake Chelan (WA) Conference for Social Studies Teachers - Keynote Speaker
Layland Museum, Cleburne TEXAS
Light the Night Walk - Greenlake, Seattle, WA

Masonic Inaugural Ball - 01/20/09 WASHINGTON D. C.
Medina Elementary, Kirkland WA

Merc Playhouse, Twisp WA
Menachem Mendel Seattle Cheder Day School, Seattle, WA
Mission Mill Museum at their Pleasant Grove Church, Salem OREGON.
Montlake Elementary, Seattle, WA

North Bend Library North Bend WA

NorthStar Jr. High - Medieval Educational Presentations (over the last 20 years).  Also, premiered our Benjamin Franklin presentation and now "Plunging Into Shakespeare" The Works, + 40 Toilet Plungers.

Northern Idaho: Athol, Idaho - Fundraisers - Auctioneer and "Buy-a-Life" Tourney host.

The Olevia Gardner School of Dance and Performing Arts - Seattle

Guest Interview of "On The Page" ( Host Pilar Alessandra, LA Script Consultant, interviews GregRobin Smith on 'Historically Speaking' - constructing accurate and emotive language from the past. Interview # 182.


Portland Oregon - Leukemia & Lymphoma Fundraiser and Auction.

April 1, 2010 San Juan Community Theatre - Public Presentation

SeaTac DoubleTree Inn (NorWesCon:

Seattle Police Foundation 'Picnic at the Precinct' Program.

Snohomish Library - Snohomish WA
Southern Oregon: Gold Beach OR. "Buy a Life" Fundraiser Tournament for the LLS 2007, 2008 & 2009

Stanwich School, Greenwich CONNECTICUT. Medieval and Ancient Greece programs
Stanwood, WA - Medieval Yule Celebration - Auctioneer.

Stella Schola Jr. Hi, Redmond WA.

Symetra Bellevue Family 4th of July. Ben Franklin, special guest.

University District Rotary Club - Seattle Yacht Club

University of Washington - Bothell Campus - Ben Visits the Leadership Series Students.

Upstage Restaurant Port Townsend WA ( Benefit for the Jefferson County Foodbank and the Paradise Theatre School.

Victory Studios - Interbay Seattle - Leukemia & Lymphoma Society "Pennies for Patients Program" Video.

Washington D.C. Inauguration Gala - Masonic Lodge Sponsor. January 20, 2009
West Albany High School - Albany Oregon
West Seattle High School - Seattle WA
Washington Library Media Association Fall Conference - SeaTac WA - Workshop on Chautauqua
Washington State PTA Conference, SeaTac (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Women's University Club - Seattle WA Ben Franklin and coming up, A Medieval 12th Night.

Woodinville Unitarian Church - Benefit for Tent City Four