A busy Memorial Day Weekend kicked off our 53rd season and it's been pretty steady ever since. We've welcomed visitors from Denmark, Germany, Norway, the UK, and Canada as well as California and Oregon - and our many members and locals. The Learning Lab has been a popular spot and new books and items in the gift shop are already on reorder.
On June 11, APM participated in a day-long history event developed by the Windsor State Street School. Students explored the museum exhibits with Education and Interpretation Director Scott Davison and engaged in hands-on activities, highlighted by typing on "old" manual typewriters. Their hand-typed comments included: "I learned an important early machine shop is near where I live." and "Hello! Thank you for letting my school come and visit you today. It is a blast so far!" The Sphero robotics table and the building challenge area were nearly as popular.
There's still time to sign up for ourGirls Only Team Electra Coding Camp, July 29-Aug. 2.We're partnering with Young Hacks Academy (YHA) based in Colchester, to offer this coding and digital design camp. YHA uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games and digital media about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. As serious as YHA is about exploring technology, they are also committed to having fun away from the screen, moving campers outside each day for unplugged games. No programming experience is required! Visit our website for more info and sign up.
Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Anniversary: Rockets & Rovers: July 20. Thanks to a significant grant from the Vermont Space Grant Consortium - NASA EPSCoR at the University of Vermont - our Junior Apprentices are invited back on July 20 to help design and 3-D print air-powered rockets and build lunar rover kits for our "Rockets & Rovers" celebration.
Each Saturday is Junior Apprentice Day at APM. Jr. Apprentices: present your patch or badge and admission is free! Students ages 8-12 may become a Junior Apprentice any day by completing a booklet of activities and tasks in the museum (must be accompanied by an adult).
Lisa Yordy, Visitor Services
Scott Davison, Education
Corporate Member Spotlight
Gardner Business Media was founded in 1928 as Gardner Publications, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, with the introduction of Modern Machine Shop magazine. Over 90 years later, Modern Machine Shop is recognized around the world as the premier metalworking and machine tool publication in North America. Over nine decades, Gardner has built a niche with eight publications focused on manufacturing and bringing industrial buyers and sellers together through their integrated approach to media. Gardner initiated a new venture in 2005: Map Your Show (MYS). Originally offering an interactive floor plan for trade shows and conferences, MYS has expanded to offer an entire suite of show management software solutions.
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Tools & Technology Archives
This Tools & Technology newsletter is dated Summer 1997. The feature article: "Bridging the American System and Mass Production: Albert Pope's System of Bicycle Manufacture" was written by Glen Norcliffe, Department of Geography, York University, North York, Ontario, Canada. An English high-wheel bicycle first inspired Albert Pope to import and later, manufacture bicycles. A Chat from the Chair: Gene Cesari wrote an interesting article about the Lincoln-Douglas debates during which Lincoln was supported by crowds of "mudsills." Intrigued?Read online or download the newsletter (PDF)
Starting the New Fiscal Year
APM's Fiscal Year 2019 concluded on April 30. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the many individuals, corporations, and organizations that contributed this year through memberships, sponsorships, and donations. YOU are the force that supports APM's continued growth and success and we are extremely grateful.
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