NJ Makers Day: Bridge Builder in Petticoats


Mar 25, 2017
01:00 PM until 03:00 PM


The Roebling Museum is proud to celebrate NJ Makers Day with a very special presentation about Emily Warren Roebling, America's first female field engineer! Please join us for an exciting afternoon of learning, history and hands-on fun, as author, educator and storyteller, Carol Simon Levin, portrays Emily Roebling, tells the story of her role in the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge and leads participants through making activities as they experiment with bridge design and construction. Emily Roebling was the daughter-in-law of famed bridge builder and wire rope innovator, John A. Roebling and wife of Washington A. Roebling, who became Chief Engineer of the Brooklyn Bridge project following his father's sudden passing. She was the first person to cross the Brooklyn Bridge upon its completion and became the first woman to address the American Association of Civil Engineers, as she defended her husband's family legacy. This important piece of Roebling history, provides the perfect backdrop for a celebration of New Jersey Makers Day, where schools, businesses and organizations around the state will celebrate making and maker culture. This presentation is family-friendly and is appropriate for children and adults alike. It will take place inside the Roebling Museum's Media Room and Galleries and is part of the Museum's monthly Saturday lecture series. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. The Museum is located at 100 Second Avenue in Roebling, NJ. There is ample parking in the Museum lot off Hornberger Avenue adjacent to the Roebling River Line Parking area. The River Line has a Roebling stop just behind the Museum. Visitors are encouraged not to park on 2nd Avenue on the residential side of the museum.


$7 ($6 members) 5 and under free


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100 Second Avenue
Roebling , NJ

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