CELEBRATE NJ MAKER’S DAY with Carol Simon Levin: Bridge Builder in Petticoats
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Roebling Museum is proud to celebrate NJ Makers Day with a very special presentation about Emily Warren Roebling, America’s first female field engineer! Please join us for an exciting afternoon of learning, history and hands-on fun, as author, educator and storyteller, Carol Simon Levin, portrays Emily Roebling, tells the story of her role in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, and leads participants through making activities as they experiment with bridge design and construction.
Emily Roebling was the daughter-in-law of famed bridge builder and wire rope innovator, John A. Roebling, and wife of Washington A. Roebling, who became Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge project following his father’s sudden passing. She was the first person to cross the Brooklyn Bridge upon its completion, and became the first woman to address the American Association of Civil Engineers, as she defended her husband’s family legacy. This important piece of Roebling history, provides the perfect backdrop for a celebration of New Jersey Makers Day, where schools, businesses and organizations around the state will celebrate making and maker culture.
About Carol Simon Levin:
Carol Simon Levin is a youth services librarian, author, storyteller, singer, and program presenter for audiences of all ages. She strives to create exciting programs that engage her audience’s interests and expand their horizons.
About NJ Makers Day:
NJ Makers Day is designed to be a statewide event that celebrates, promotes, and in many cases may introduce maker culture, as well as the values associated with making, tinkering and STEM-based learning. In 2016, NJ Makers Day drew over 40,000 individual attendees to more than 230 participating sites across all 21 counties in the state.
This presentation is family-friendly, and is appropriate for children and adults alike. It will take place inside the Roebling Museum’s Media Room and Galleries, and is part of the museum’s monthly Saturday Lecture Series. Admission is $7 ($6 for Museum Members). Admission is free for children age 5 and under. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Call 609/499-7200 or reserve online at www.roeblingmuseum.org/events.
The Roebling Museum received an Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.