Tuesday, February 28, 2017

From Fact to Fiction

Where: American History Museum

When: February 26, 2017

The Dibner Library sits on the first floor of the American History Museum, and the staff puts up a display in the outermost room to show off some of their holdings.

The current display is on 19th century science fiction, which was inspired by the tremendous discoveries of that time period in a wide range of scientific fields.  Flight, machines, exploration and electricity all played their part in advancing human knowledge and in serving as the basis for exciting reading.

Of course, viewed from the 21st century, it's clear that science fiction in tern inspired a new generation of scientists, inventors and explorers - a great example of a virtuous cycle.

Verdict: Have a glance at this small display while you're at the museum.

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