Handcrafted Tavern Talks

Bourbons. Chefs. Conversation.

 

Benjamin Franklin's own version of Tavern Talks, what he called his "Junto."

Ben Franklin was a gregarious person, who loved sitting down and having long conversations with friends and acquaintances. In 1727, Franklin organized a group of friends to provide a structured forum for discussion. The group, initially composed of twelve members, called itself the Junto.

The members of the Junto were drawn from diverse occupations and backgrounds, but they all shared a spirit of inquiry and a desire to improve themselves, their community, and to help others.