Coolspring Power Museum Plans 2020 Events

Due to COVID-19 and the phase-in steps of re-opening the state of Pennsylvania, the Coolspring Power Museum board of directors has scheduled two events for the remainder of 2020:

  • September 19 & 20
    • Opening Weekend
  • October 15, 16, & 17
    • Fall Expo

The museum grounds and facilities are maintained to the guidelines of the State of Pennsylvania Department of Health, which limits the amount of people who can be present on the museum grounds to 250 people.

The museum’s board issued the following statement:

We will be as creative as possible to accommodate the numerous requests that we have received from the members of the gas engine community to host the show. Safety practices by our welcomed visitors are anticipated and appreciated by all. 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. Social distancing and the use of face masks has been ordered by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and we support these guidelines.

Located in Coolspring, Pennsylvania, USA, the Coolspring Power 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.

Please check the museum’s website for the latest information, as dates, times, and COVID-19 related safety measures are subject to change.