Coolspring Power Museum Cancels June Expo

The Coolspring Power Museum has cancelled its June expo. Originally scheduled to take place June 18, 19, and 20 in Coolspring, Pennsylvania, USA, the museum’s board of directors has cancelled the event due to COVID-19. While the museum’s remaining events are still scheduled to take place, its board of directors is monitoring the ongoing pandemic and will announce any changes to its schedule as needed.

Museum events currently planned for 2020 include:

  • History Day – July 18 and 19
  • Open Weekend – August 15 and 16
  • Open Weekend – September 19 and 20
  • Fall Expo – October 15, 16, 17

Please note, the museum grounds and facilities are currently closed to the public.

The museum’s board of directors issued the following statement:

It is with the greatest concern that we have for all of our staffers, guests, and visitors to exercise safety during this COVID-19 Pandemic for all. This virus is deadly, as we see each day in the news. Until a vaccine has been found and administered, we are all at risk! Be safe!

Founded in 1985, the museum documents the early history of the internal combustion revolution. The museum contains the largest collection of historically significant, early stationary gas engines in US, as well as a few items that were driven by stationary engines, such as compressors, pumps, and generators.

The museum’s collection includes hundreds of engines housed in more than 35 buildings and outdoor displays. Engines range in size from fractional horsepower up to 600 hp (447 kW).

The museum’s collecting efforts are directed at filling technological gaps in the collection by accepting donations from private collectors and occasionally other museums. The museum also maintains a substantial library and archive related to the objects in the collection and to the internal combustion engine in general.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers recognizes the Coolspring Power Museum as a Mechanical Engineering Heritage Collection.

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