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2011-07-26 11:29:00

Team Has Met Shuttle Crew Last Friday Including Philadelphia Native & Shuttle Commander Chris Ferguson PHILADELPHIA, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute has sent an engineering teacher from its partnership public high school, the Science Leadership Academy, as well as a Franklin Institute staff scientist to be part of a Philadelphia team of educators that are currently at NASA Johnson Space Center's Ellington Field in Houston. Fourteen teams will be...

2011-07-25 10:45:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute announced today that visitors from every state in the nation and more than 20 other countries have attended Mummies of the World - The Exhibition. This announcement comes a mere month after the exhibition opened at The Franklin Institute on June 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100924/TFILOGO) "This milestone is a testament to the tremendous draw of this groundbreaking exhibition and The Franklin...

2011-07-18 12:54:00

PHILADELPHIA, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute (TFI), Pennsylvania's most-visited museum, announces today that it has received a $250,000 contribution from US Airways Community Foundation for its Inspire Science! fundraising effort. The US Airways Community Foundation supports multi-year capital campaigns for nonprofit organizations located in and providing services to communities in their hub areas of operations. The gift will vitally support TFI's ongoing...

2011-07-14 15:17:00

10 Sites Chosen For National Expansion PHILADELPHIA, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin Institute and The Free Library of Philadelphia announced today that its successful LEAP into Science museum/library partnership will expand to 10 new sites in urban centers nationwide. The national effort kicks off with a LEAP into Science Expansion Conference July 18-20 in Philadelphia. Museums, libraries, school districts, universities, and a variety of other educational...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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