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Thomas Edison and His Rivals: Bringing Electricity to America
Sept. 22, 2017 to Feb. 18, 2017

 
LECTURES

October 12 at 7pm @ MOAH: Thomas Edison: His Life, His Inventions and His Impact on the World

Spend an evening with Jim Wall, our board president and longtime MOAH volunteer, learning about Thomas Edison. Get the opportunity to know the common stories about him and the lesser known ones. What circumstances contributed to the genius of Menlo ParkÕs success and what were his biggest failures? Jim will also be demonstrating several of Thomas EdisonÕs inventions.

About Jim Wall: Jim is the board president of MOAH. He also teaches science classes at the museum, works at the warehouse and docents in our galleries. Jim was at the forefront of the Silicon Valley personal computer explosion. He started at NASA Ames research center working on the Pioneer Venus spacecraft and then moved on to a series of successful startups as a computer hardware designer. Some of his successes include one of the first personal business computers, a fault tolerant computer server sold by IBM and multiple intelligent telephone products for Pacific Bell and ATT. Jim and his wife Eileen have lived in the Silicon Valley for all of their lives, they met at San Jose State University and have been married for 35 years.

RSVPs are sincerely appreciated, but not required. MOAH members are free and non-members are $10 (cash at the door, please).

November 16 at 7pm @ MOAH: The History of the Austrian Viennese Regulator Clocks

Join us as Dick Osgood takes you through a photo show of the history of the finest clocks in the world developed in Vienna Austria area of the Austro Hungarian Monarchy. His talk will cover 1790 to 1890 with handouts showing the changes in style during the century.

About Dick Osgood: Dick Osgood comes from a colorful background with an array of hobbies he is interested in. He is an avid car collector and is also an active volunteer at the Alpine Railroad. He enjoyed a 20-year career at Hewlett-Packard as an Engineering Manager. He holds an M.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. He also owned a successful antique clock restoration business in downtown Los Altos for 16 years. Although he has many passions, one of his interests is collecting antique clocks. He also has written on the history of clocks

RSVPs are sincerely appreciated, but not required. MOAH members are free and non-members are $10 (cash at the door, please).

 
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MOAH Hosts Bay Area LEGO Users' Group's (BAYLUG) Annual Holiday LEGO Pop-Up Exhibit

The Museum of American Heritage (MOAH), the Bay Area LEGO User Group (BayLUG), and the Bay Area LEGO Train Club (BayLTC) will once again co-host the Annual Holiday LEGO Extravaganza at MOAH. Visitors will enjoy a variety of LEGO creations made by members of the club, featuring train layouts, Bay Area landmarks, castles, miniature cities, sculptures, portraits, and more!

Stay tuned for 2017 LEGO dates!

 
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