The newest (currently virtual) program by the Marshall Steam Museum!
- Behind the Steam: Golden Age of Radio, February 18 at 7 pm
- Take a close look at our Westinghouse Radio and its connection to bringing radio into the mainstream. We’ll be joined by Donna Acerra, Professor of Communication at Northampton Community College and she will use our radio as a jumping off to point to discuss the beginning of the “Golden Age of Radio.” She was recently co-curator of “Don’t Touch that Dial: 100 Years of Radio” with the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.
- Behind the Steam: Stanley Mountain Wagons, March 18 at 7 pm
- Did you know that the Stanley Motor Carriage Company produced a steam-powered bus in 1909? Join the Marshall Steam Museum for a joint talk with Laura Giner, Program Director at the Collection on Palmetto as we compare our own Mountain Wagon wonders!
Past programs (available to view recorded):
- Behind the Steam: Model Trains
- This topic features a toy that’s been on many a child’s wish list to Santa: trains! Using our founder Tom Marshall’s pre-war Standard Gauge Lionels as a jumping off point, enjoy a larger conversation about pre-war Lionel trains. This joint presentation is between a Marshall Steam Museum representative and Dennis Cannon, a local lifetime model train enthusiast and 50 year member of the Train Collectors Association. Born on Christmas Eve, Dennis (in pre-pandemic times) opened his home to people to view his “Forever Christmas Eve” train layout and share his passion!
- Behind the Steam: Cretors Popcorn Poppers
- Join the Marshall Steam Museum and Dr. Rob Verbsky, curator at the Owls Head Transportation Museum, as they compare and share details about each museum’s Cretors Popcorn Popper. If you’ve been to a Steamin’ Day at our site, you have encountered the aroma (and hopefully taste!) of steam-popped popcorn form our Cretors Steam Popcorn Popper.