Steampunk Festival this weekend in Mo’town!

speedwell-by-the-friends-of-historic-speedwellNorthwest New Jersey is having it’s second Steampunk Festival!  Celebrating all things connected with the Steam Era.  The event takes place at Historic Speedwell this weekend.  Here is the scoop from Jeff Mach, creator of the event:

On October 12th and 13th, Morristown, NJ celebrates its captivating history as the birthplace of the telegraph. Steampunk International City is a festival honoring the real and imagined wonders of the industrial revolution.


Historic Speedwell is a renown as a national treasure. Visit the Vail house (home to Alfred Veil, inventor of the telegraph), and the Landmark Factory Building, where the telegraph itself was perfected. Patrons can also attend educational and hands-on workshops on a myriad of topics – including traditional Victorian mourning customs and blacksmith demonstrations. Child can play in the craft and dress-up area, or watch zany, family friendly renditions of Shakespeare. Adults may appreciate a variety of musical performances, an evening performance by White Elephant Burlesque Society, and wares from a variety of talented artisans.  steampunkked out

Steampunk began as a small subset of science fiction, and has grown into a cultural zeitgeist. The Steampunk is the perfect place for neo-Victorian aficionados, history lovers, and the ‘Steam-Curious.’ For more information, please visit “InternationalSteamCity.com.”

To learn more about Steampunk, got to this short video or this long one for more details. 

For more about Historic Speedwell and go to their site.

I’m looking forward to dipping my toe in the steampunk pond!

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About Kath Galvin Cameron

Kath is a freelance writer, community organizer, photographer and blogger. She has been involved in writing, promoting and community outreach. She has produced many musical, cultural, artistic and green events in North West New Jersey for over 15 years. She is the founder of Northwest New Jersey Homeschoolers, and has been involved with supporting natural learning at all stages of life.

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