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June 2019

Modern Marvels: Waterworks Engines

June 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
included in regular museum admission

For over a decade the National Museum of Industrial History has been working with staff and volunteers to restore a massive 115-ton stationary steam engine to working order. Now, with the contributions of local companies and thousands of volunteer manhours, the museum’s Corliss water pumping engine runs again, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, NY. The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped 8 million gallons of water a day.…

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Radio and You! The Past, Present, and Future of Our Best Electronic Friend

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join us this Saturday as we welcome WDIY 88.1 FM's own Greg Capogna as he looks at the history and evolution of radio, from the science of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz and Guglielmo Marconi, to the emotional trust bond created by the portable transistor radio, and the impact that audio has on your life. Greg began his role as WDIY's Executive Director in October, 2018. He brings 30 years of broadcast management experience to the station, having held executive positions with…

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Father’s Day Corliss Engine Operation and Specials

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Following its extremely successful debut weekend earlier this month, NMIH is hosting an encore demonstration of its massive 115-ton Corliss water pumping engine on Father’s Day, June 16th at 12pm and 3pm. The museum is also offering half off admission to all dads on Father’s Day with another youth or adult admission.  Regular admission to the museum is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors/students/veterans, $9 for youth 7-17, and free for youth 6 and under.  The steam engine demonstration is…

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How It Works: The Morris Canal (with special tour!)

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$5

For June's special How It Works tour Mike Helbing will lead a talk and tour about New Jersey's Morris Canal. The waterway was built in the 1820s and 1830s, eventually connecting the Lehigh Valley to the New York Harbor. Anthracite coal, iron, and other goods shipped on the canal spurred industrial development. The afternoon will start at NMIH where Mr. Helbing will present a "then and now" slideshow describing history of the canal and what its route looks like today,…

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July 2019

Movie Screenings: The Day We Walked on the Moon

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Join NMIH as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a screening of the Smithsonian Channel's.  Screenings will take place at 11am and 2pm. On July 20 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Narrated by Mark Strong, The Day We Walked on the Moon tells the story of how he got there through spectacular footage and interviews with key figures in the Apollo 11 mission, including astronaut Michael…

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Ham Radio Live

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See an amateur radio station in action with members of the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club!  Learn what a QSL card is, how NMIH's radio station can talk to people across the country, and even try your own hand at the radio. With a rich history of over 70 years in existence and over 150 members, the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is one of the prominent communicator clubs in the area. From teaching radio operators how to build their own antennas…

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Radio Repair Extravaganza

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free with museum admission

Dust off those old radios and bring them down to NMIH for a fun day of radio fandom! Skilled technicians from the Delaware Valley Historic Radio Club (DVHRC) will be on hand to help troubleshoot, diagnose and potentially repair antique radios brought in by community members. Identification of models, as well as tips for safe operation and best practices will be discussed. In cases where repairs are beyond what can be done on-site, recommendations & repair cost estimates can be…

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How It Works: Backyard Railroads

July 28 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$30 – $35

Have you ever dreamt of building your own railroad? Join us on Sunday, July 28th, as we take the first ever bus tour to a pair of privately owned backyard railroads. These are not toy trains, but full size railroads located an hour from the Museum in the coal region. Although short, both railroads feature just enough track to have an operating locomotive and rolling stock. Each place exists because of the efforts of its owner, family, and friends. The…

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August 2019

What’s That Sound? How Speakers and Amplifiers Work

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Join guest speakers Carlo and Mario Acerra as they dive into the wonders of how radios use speakers and amplifiers combine to create sound.  Part of the museum's Meet the Expert series that takes place on the third Saturday of each month, this unique opportunity to hear thematic talks from experts in their respective fields will include a 45-minute lecture and 15-minute Q&A. Meet the Experts is included in your admission price and is free to all members of the…

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Ham Radio Live

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

See an amateur radio station in action with members of the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club! Learn what a QSL card is, how NMIH's radio station can talk to people across the country, and even try your own hand at the radio. With a rich history of over 70 years in existence and over 150 members, the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club is one of the prominent communicator clubs in the area. From teaching radio operators how to build their own antennas…

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