May 30, 2019 - November 10, 2019
J. Gilbert Smith House
Gadgets are an integral part of everyday life. We rely on gadgets to wake us in the morning, make our meals, communicate with each other, and more. But that wasn't always the case. Steam, electricity, and invention allowed items to be produced faster, in larger quantities, over longer hours, and distributed greater distances. This exhibit looks at how we came to have so many gadgets in our lives and where they originated.
Opening reception: Sunday, June 2nd, 2-4pm
Just like people, gadgets have ancestors. What came before the cell phone? Or the vacuum cleaner? Join us on a scavenger hunt at the J. Gilbert Smith House to see if you can identify the ancestors of some of today’s most coveted gadgets, and explore their journey to becoming what we recognize today.