Steampunk Returns to Waltham, MA: Starting Halloween Night Museum will Exhibit Works Combining Modern Technology with Victorian Charm

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What would society be like if our technologies of today were combined with the Victorian sensibilities of over a century ago?

Head to the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation on October 31st to find out.

Starting at 6:30 p.m. on Halloween night, the museum will open its Steampunk Form & Function II exhibit. The exhibit will highlight steampunk innovation, invention and gadgetry and will feature over fifty works from some of the world’s greatest steampunk artists.

Steampunk, for those who are unfamiliar with the concept, is inspired by the works of authors like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne. The cultural phenomenon was spun out of the world of science fiction and seeks to combine modern technology with Victorian Era aesthetics. Since its inception in the 1980s, the steampunk movement has infiltrated mainstream art, entertainment, fashion, interior design, literature and technology.

The opening of the new Charles River Museum exhibit will be accompanied by a Steampunk Halloween extravaganza. During the event, winners of the Steampuffin Steampunk Form & Design Competition II will be announced. The competition challenged artists to build practical pieces of steampunk art using authentic Victorian Era antiques.

Throughout the evening, the museum will host thematic events including an interactive Halloween experience designed by the nationally recognized Dr. Grymm Labratories. Dr. Grymm (whose real name is Joey Marsocci) is converting the main galleries of the museum into a steampunk haunted house. Attendees will encounter a scientific laboratory filled with ghosts, magicians and monsters, all powered by a giant steam boiler.

Admission to the museum’s Steampunk Halloween event is $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child, student or senior.

Steampunk Form & Function II will run through January 15, 2012. Regular admission is $7 for the general public and $5 for seniorsstudents; admission is free for children under six, US Military (active and retired) and museum members.

The Museum is located at 154 Moody Street in Waltham, MA 02453. For museum hours or more information visit or call 617 893 5410.

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