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Southern Maine Steampunk Fair

8/14/21

Vendors, performers, and lecturers explore the world of Steampunk, a niche aesthetic that blends Victorian steampower with the future. Just imagine what the future would look like if Victorians designed the technology and style!

It’s back for 2021! The Southern Maine Steampunk Fair, now in its 7th year, returns as the Museum’s most popular and unique events. Vendors, performers, and lecturers all return to the Museum to celebrate the art of Steampunk, a niche aesthetic that blends Victorian steampower with the future. Just imagine what the future would look like if Victorians designed the technology and style! This year, the event takes place Saturday, August 14 from 11am to 4pm. Tickets are $5 each and are a major fundraiser for the Museum. Schedule of Events: Your $5 ticket gets you unlimited access to: • Live Music – featuring the Bellamy Jazz Band (of Portland) • Jules Verne’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” filmed in 1916, with new musical score! Movie snacks and treats sold at the door! • Lecturers: • Professor Libby Bischof, University of Southern Maine/Osher Map Library, “Victorian America Through Bird’s Eye Maps of Maine” • Professor Elizabeth DeWolfe, University of New England, “Women’s Industry & the Work of Hair Jewelry in the 19th Century” • Paula Gallucci, costume designer, “Researching Historic Styles for Costuming” • Vendors & costumes • Museum exhibitions (including "The Art of Mending") • Art activities Learn more about the event, including how to become a vendor or performer, on the Museum’s Steampunk Fair page.

11am - 4pm

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