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“Build Your Own Telegraph”

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$10.00
image of a dark grey telegraph

“Build Your Own Telegraph” March 21, 2-4pm

The Riverton Museum will host this Bailey Tire/Pit Stop Children’s Exploration Series program on March 21st from 2-4pm.

In the 1840s, the telegraph became the first widespread electronic method of communication. For the first time, short messages could be sent quickly over wires from one operator to the another, and delivered on the same day. The telegraph system that eventually became the worldwide standard uses principles of electromagnetism to produce clicking noises on the other end. Samuel Morse developed a code to translate these clicks into letters and symbols.

At this tech-inspired and STEM focused event, we will be learning basic principles of electricity and how to build electromagnets. We’ll put all of that together and build working telegraphs. Lastly, we’ll connect some of our telegraphs together and see if we can send messages to each other from a different room.

Cost is $10 per participant for materials.

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$10.00
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Website:
https://www.fremontcountymuseums.com

Venue

Riverton Museum
700 East Park Ave
Riverton, WY 82501 United States
Phone:
307-856-2665

Organizer

Riverton Museum
Phone:
307-856-2665
Email:
rivertonmuseum.vsc@gmail.com
Website:
www.fremontcountymuseums.com