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Pioneers in Engineering
February 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
The American pioneers were the early practical engineers solving basic problems of survival like how to build a sturdy house and make their own tools, how to build a strong bridge to cross a river, or how to design a water wheel to harness the power of the river to grind wheat and grain.
Re-imagine those days at the American Precision Museum and try your modern hand at designing and building these things in the Learning Lab. On the first day of National Engineering Week, Sunday, February 16, the museum will host a Pioneer Engineer Family Challenge. The museum will supply building material of all kinds to construct your own miniature house from LEGOs, a bridge out of spaghetti or toothpicks and marshmallows, a water wheel out of a soda bottle or chairs made of newspapers.
This kickoff to National Engineering Week (#eweek2020) happens to coincide with The Fort at No. 4‘s winter encampment which begins on February 15 and concludes on February 16! Experience living in the 18th century at the Fort – and come to the museum to warm up and try your hand at colonial engineering!
Experience the pioneering world of engineering. Bring the whole family!
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