The Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation is the first museum in the country to feature an exhibit solely dedicated to the steampunk movement. Steampunk, Form & Function offers an informational and interactive look into the world of steampunk and all that it encompasses including, fashion, literature, entertainment and much more. On display visitors will find modern Victorian clocks, a spinning wheel that generates power, GPS and iPods devices with gears and gages, and a computerized carriage. They can play a game of interactive pinball and use Victorian computer stations to discover the origins of this technological Victorian world.
Encompassed in the exhibit are over thirty works of art from some of the world finest steampunk artists and amateurs. The artwork was submitted earlier this fall to the Museum’s Steampuffin Steampunk Form & Design Competitionsponsored by Steampuffin and ModVic home design each submission uses authentic Victorian Era antiques and incorporates modern technology into them to create a new functional steampunk work of art.
Steampunk, Form & Function opens October 22, 2010 runs through May 10th, 2011. Admission is $5 for the general public and $3 for seniors\students; admission is free for children under six. The Museum is located at 154 Moody Street in Waltham, MA 02453. For museum hours more information visithttp://www.crmi.org or call 617 893 5410.
Give your special occasion a special ambiance at the CRMII. Our historic, 19th-century textile mill overlooking the scenic Charles River provides the backdrop to some of Greater Boston’s most memorable special event experiences.
The museum can accommodate up to 300 guests with flexible seating/meeting configurations.
Extraordinary weddings require out of the ordinary settings. Your guests arrive over a quaint footbridge crossing the Charles River, where they can gaze at the mighty waterfall that once powered America’s first automated machinery.