It’s the last time ever for 19th and 20th century inventions from around the world to be under one roof. The Mint Museum in Uptown will showcase inventions from all around the world replicating the experience of the World’s Fairs from 1851 to 1939. The exhibit opened in September and will end January 19.
“World's Fairs used to be the primary way that new inventions were shared with people, so we have planned a free event to showcase ‘what's next’ for new inventions shaping our lives right now,” said Mint Museum Director of Public Relations, Leigh Dyer.
After January 19 the inventions will go back to separate museums in their countries.
The Mint Museum will host a free open panel discussion on January 8 and attendees will be able to view inventions from World’s Fair before and after the panel discussion.
The panel will discuss new inventions and how they relate to inventions of the past and how it affects our lives today. The panel meets from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and free with registration. Registration is available online at mintmuseum.org.
The four panelists are: Hilary Davidson, Director of Sustainability and Community Affairs at Duke Energy Corporation , Dr. R. Henry Capps, MD, Co-Chief Medical Information Officer with Novant Health , Louis Foreman, founder and Chief Executive of Enventys and CEO of Edison Nation , and Michael Madsen, Vice President, IBM Software Group. A light reception follows the discussion.