Steampunk at Speedwell

Attention all Steampunks of the east coast! Assuming you’ve recuperated fully from DragonCon in time, I have a spectacular event for you this weekend happening in Morristown, New Jersey. Back in January of 1838, the first public demonstration of the electromagnetic telegraph occurred in Morristown and would eventually transform the way the world communicated. This weekend, Speedwell is holding a weekend long festival to celebrate the historic moment. Here’s a brief run-down of the events from the folks at Speedwell themselves:

Attention Ladies and Gentlemen!

Are you a History fan? A Steampunk? A Science aficionado?
Announcing an event not to be missed by any respectable adventurer, anarchronologist, or temporal voyager. Experience a weekend of alternative history at Historic Speedwell. Learn the basics of the Steampunk genre and take an inventor’s look at the historic Vail House. Want to learn how to make a steampunk costume? Learn how to sew during our workshop tutorial! Get hands-on with our steam engine and telegraph workshops, and visit our Steampunk and artisan vendors, selling their wares from bygone days. Enjoy lectures, workshops, blacksmithing demonstrations, tours, music, and much more!
Speedwell encourages all Steampunks and Temporal Voyagers to come in costume for our family-friendly alternative history immersion event!

Admission for the event is $6 for adults, $5 those 65 and over and $4 for children ages 4 to16 years. If you have any additional questions, you can get in touch with the organizers via phone at  973-285-6550 or email at

This looks to be a really cool event. This historian in me is immensely jealous of all you attendees, so have a great time out there!

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