Monday, March 27, 2017


We ventured to the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham. This area is considered to be the birthplace of the American industrial revolution. The museum is in an old mill and contains vehicles, cameras, bicycles, watches, typewriters and other interesting objects made long ago using the water power of the Charles River.

Our experience was less than ideal because a fire alarm was sounding the entire time we were there. Apparently the employee who has the key to shut it off wasn't there. The kids also thought it was "boring." There was a lot of interesting stuff there and I believe if the alarm hadn't been so loud we could've pointed out more of it to the kids.

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Pre-QWERTY typewriter!

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After we were done with the museum we checked out the river.

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We bought the kids a couple books at a used bookstore, then went out to lunch, so the trip wasn't all bad!

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