It’s time for the annual Yankee Steam-Up at the New England Steam and Wireless Museum, a must-see event that includes steam, wireless, and lots of makers:
Yankee Steam-Up: For model makers, Machinists, Engineers & Historians
Saturday October 2, 2010, 8:00AM-4:00PM
- Steam & Compressed Air for Models.
- Licensed Boilers & Licensed Engineers.
- New Englands Largest Steam-Up Boiler.
- Giant Working Steam Engines & Hot Air & IC.
All Steam-Up Proceeds go to Upkeep of the Museum
Food on Grounds at noon
If you haven’t been, it’s an impressive event. They connect a whole bunch of steam engines, large and small, to a big boiler, and they crank away all day. The steam engine collection includes some amazing pieces of history, and the wireless collection is pretty sweet, too. Don’t miss the Massie spark gap transmitter either.
Admission is $15, and there is free parking. All the proceeds go to the upkeep of the museum, which is located at:
1300 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818