Calling all aspiring female engineers! On Saturday, February 23, from 1 - 4 PM, the American Precision Museum will hold a FREE event inviting all girls to visit the museum and have the opportunity to MEET AN ENGINEER.
APM is hosting this event during National Engineering Week. Girls and young women of all ages are invited to meet and talk to professional women engineers about the engineering profession and the value of an engineering degree. The museum will supply fun activities and refreshments.
Women engineers and women engineering students in all areas of expertise are invited to attend and inspire girls and young women to consider becoming an engineer. There will also be a special viewing of the engineering documentary “Dream Big”. CLICK HERE to read more.
Vermont Arts Council Supports APM
The American Precision Museum has recently completed a project to replace our museum entrance doors - made possible in part, by a grant of $11,031 from the Vermont Arts Council Cultural Facilities Program and the State of Vermont.
This grant supported the installation of handicapped-accessible entry doors in our historic 1846 Robbins and Lawrence Armory, a National Historic Landmark, as well as a landmark building in Windsor County.
CLICK HERE for more info plus pictures of the construction.
Seasonal Jobs & Volunteering at APM
The museum is happy to announce part time openings for this season which begins on May 25, 2019. If you are interested in working or volunteering part time at the American Precision Museum click below. If you know someone who might be interested, please forward this email.
CLICK HERE for job descriptions and contact information for applicants.
There will be 2 VOLUNTEER TRAINING sessions at the museum for anyone interested in volunteering their time, and to learn about the museum's programs. March 1st from 10am to 1pm and March 2nd from 10am to 1pm.
Call 802-674-5781 for more information about supporting APM with your time and expertise.
Corporate Member Spotlight
The duMONT Company has been designing and manufacturing precision Broaches since 1945. Their MinuteMan® Broaches are recognized all over the world for quality, durability, and engineering detail.
Over the past 70 years, the company has worked hard to innovate new broaching technologies that reduce the cost to customers while making them more productive. Today the leaders of The duMONT Company serve on employment-taskforce boards within our communities to ensure the economic health of our region. CLICK HERE to visit their website.
March Madness is Coming!
We're not talking about the annual college hoops tournament, but our MARCH MEMBERSHIP drive. APM's fiscal year will end on April 30, 2019, and it is not too early to consider renewing your membership, becoming a new member, or giving a gift membership to a friend or relative. Our goal for FY19 is $24,000 in membership contributions from individuals and families. We are very close...about $3,000 away. If you think your membership has lapsed, please give us a call (802-674-5871) and we'll check the records; you can renew your membership over the phone or online. Every membership at any level supports our work at APM. We are grateful for your support.
This APM 8 page newsletter from 1982 features an extensive article entitled "Milling Before 1540" by Vernard Foley. Citing innovations, inventions, and designs by Leonardo da Vinci, there are interesting drawings and photographs throughout. The newsletter also includes a tribute to Trustee Nicolaas A. Leyds, who served as the President of Bryant Grinder Company in Springfield, Vermont from 1965 until his retirement in 1974. Nick served as APM's Vice Chair and Treasurer for many years. Read online or download the T&T (PDF)