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The Watch City Steampunk Festival will be held on Waltham Common on May 11th, 2019! See our website at https://www.watchcityfestival.com/ for complete details.

This event is sponsored by the Downtown Waltham Partnership.
Saturday, May 11 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Prof. M. Donnelly Presents: Contraptions - Bizarre Victorian Inventions

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History is full of ingenious inventions.  Progress through civilization has always been fueled by scientists, engineers and inventors. But not all inventions lead to progress.  This presentation highlights some of the most bizarre inventions and ideas to come out of the industrial revolution.  These are the Victorian equivalent of the shake weight or the sham wow.  Though arguably ingenious and creative, these are the Inventions No One Mentions.

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Professor Mark Donnelly

Professor Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.Currently, he has nearly 30 books in print – all of which are non-fiction – and all of... Read More →


Saturday May 11, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Waltham Library - Lecture Hall 735 Main Street, Waltham, MA, USA

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