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Robert Fulton: Industrious Revolutionary

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Robert Fulton: Industrious Revolutionary

Immerse yourself in the imaginative world of Robert Fulton! Take an up-close look at painted miniatures, power a steam engine and explore how they propel ships forward. Learn how a submarine works through experiencing a traditional Cartesian diver. Hear first person narratives on the dock at the launch of the 1807 Clermont steamboat! Flip through Fulton’s personal papers and get inside the mind of this Industrious Revolutionary.

Fascinated by art, steam engines, canal engineering, and military technology, Fulton inspired to push the limitations of mechanical engineering. His innovations sparked the American Industrial Revolution, opened up new trade routes, and helped usher in a major wave of globalized trade on a scale never seen before. Fulton established a pattern of technological innovation that would go on to embody American ingenuity and leave an immeasurable legacy.

National Museum of Industrial History
Included with regular admission
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM, every day through Aug 13, 2023.

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National Museum of Industrial History
(610) 694-6644
info@nmih.org
National Museum of Industrial History
602 East Second Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18015
610-694-6644
info@nmih.org