Inventor opens workshop
Kate Bouey - Feb 21, 2017 - Biz Releases

Photo: Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

An inventor is opening his workshop in Vernon to those who like to tinker with machines and tools and are fascinated by electricity.

‘A Morning with an Inventor’ is part of The Field School Series hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives which has teamed up with local businesses, organizations and experts who have historic skills.

Inventor Garry Garbutt’s projects include re-creations of early electrical experiments, Tesla engines and fun experiments.

Some potential topics are: Tesla coils, steam engines, electrical devices, physics demonstrations and gidgets and gadgets.

This is the second event of the series.

“I created the Field School to highlight and celebrate these great sources of historical practical knowledge we have in this community,” said Gabriel Newman, the museum’s educational coordinator. “It is one thing to talk about history, it is another thing entirely to do.”

Garbutt has a long history of collaborating with the Vernon museum.

He restored the old post office clock and Captain Shortts’ engine. Both are on display.

“Garry loves to teach. As a self-taught expert he knows how important it is to share information. He hopes to inspire the next generation of inventors.”

Three dates are being offered as Garbutt can only accommodate six people per session.

The hour-long “A Morning with an Inventor” sessions take place Mar. 19th, 21st, and 23rd at 10 a.m. at Garbutt’s workshop.

The $10 tickets must be purchased in advance at the museum.

For more information call (250) 542-3142 or go online.

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