Ben Franklin and other governor signatures featured at Allison-Antrim Museum

As part of the Allison-Antrim Museum's Thomas Brumbaugh Collection of Pennsylvania Governors’ Signatures of special interest and on loan from Ed Wine is the signature of Benjamin Franklin, Franklin County's namesake. Franklin was governor for two different terms — one beginning in 1775 and one beginning in 1785. Two signatures in the exhibit belong to signers of the Declaration of Independence. Franklin was one of the Pennsylvania delegates and Thomas McKean was Delaware’s delegate to the 1776 Continental Congress. The complete collection is only shown to the public once every four years when a governor has been elected. The Signatures exhibit will close Jan. 27. The museum is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, but donations are accepted. For information, call 717-597-9010 or visit the website at
Ted Larew and his son Bryan, 18, examine a deed for Fulton County property signed by Benjamin Franklin. The Allison-Antrim Museum is featuring an extensive collection of signatures of Pennsylvania governors during the month of January.