Steam Power & Progress!
Date: September 13, 2012
Location: Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Description: Steam Power & Progress!
Thursday, September 13, 2012 Exhibit Opening: 5:30 p.m., Lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry
Have you ever wondered how modern society began? That question can be answered in a word: power! We are not talking about economic power, or political power, or even military power. We are talking about the mechanical power produced by steam engines that provided the economic foundation for the life we enjoy today. Join us at the Western Museum of Mining & Industry on September 13, 2012, as we explore this idea.
At 5:30 p.m., we will open a new exhibit on the historic development of the steam engine featuring the museum’s seldom seen collection of unique scale models – each individually designed, engineered, and hand crafted from steel. Further, at 7:00 p.m., William Rosen, critically acclaimed author of “The Most Powerful Idea in the World,” will speak about his unique historical hypothesis. His premise revolves around the invention of the steam engine, which in parallel with the western democracy, combined to make our modern society possible. The evening is free and open to the public with advanced reservations at email@example.com, or by calling (719) 488-0880. Mr. Rosen’s presentation is part of the museum’s continuing Heritage Lecture Series and funded by the generous sponsorship of: Garden Center at Flying Horse, the Gazette, and the Broken Handle Mining Company. WMMI’s Steam Power & Progress exhibit will continue, and can be seen during museum operating hours with the purchase of admission through December 2012. Visit our web site for details.
Western Museum of Mining & Industry 225 North Gate Blvd. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921