American Historical Theatre
DR. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Dean Bennett has found his alter ego in Dr. Benjamin Franklin.
He was not the model for the sculpture on the park bench at the
, but when he sits beside the bronze “Ben” the likeness is uncanny and the
statue seems to have sprung to life. Dean
has the same zest for life and the same insatiable curiosity about how the world
works. He exudes warmth and
joviality and is quickly at home with the students in the schools he visits and
guests at the banquets where he gives welcoming speeches.
Dean is a Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a
fine operatic baritone. He studied
and sang many operatic roles, some with his wife who now teaches voice.
After that he became a radio announcer and actor.
Recently he appeared for The American Historical Theatre in “The Real
Ben Franklin” which was shown on the Discovery Channel.
Dean is the father of two adopted children and, more recently, he became
a grandfather. He has a deep and
abiding interest in children and their education and believes, as do all other
interpreters at AHT, that education can be enhanced by historical encounters.
With The American Historical Theatre, Dean has traveled to
as an ambassador for US Airways, appeared at The White House, introduced yearly
programs at the National Archives and introduced the new $100 bill at the
Department of the Treasury. Dean is
committed to a life-long study of Benjamin Franklin.
He has a hundred tales to tell and a thousand witty and wise sayings to
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