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Grohmann Museum: Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee

Thursday10/229:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday10/239:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday10/2412:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday10/251:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Have you ever used a QWERTY keyboard? Ridden a motorcycle? Adjusted the thermostat? Been a passenger on a boat with an outboard motor? If answering ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you have a Milwaukee engineer/inventor to thank. See, all of these marvels, and many more, originated in Milwaukee. From household names like the Sawzall, to more arcane developments like DESCO’s diving apparatus, Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee seeks to highlight not only Milwaukee-born equipment and machinery, but also the engineers who created them.

This exhibition will feature some of the most significant engineering marvels in Milwaukee’s history and will include photographs, documents, ephemera and a number of the actual machines highlighted in the book of the same name by engineer Thomas Fehring, who also serves as guest curator. Nash automobiles, Merkel motorcycles, Evinrude outboards, Johnson Controls environmental systems, Master Lock locks and Stereo-Realist cameras—these are but a few of the Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee, a one-of-a-kind exhibit filled with one-of-a-kind inventions.

Event Details:

Event Category: Arts & Culture Technology, Math & Engineering
Event Features:
Event Type: Performance, Readings and Exhibitions
Age: All ages
Admission: Free

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