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Date:
September 11, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location:
Van Hoosen Museum
Address:
1005 Van Hoosen Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI
Contact:
248.656.4663
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William Austin Burt: "He Left His Mark" as an Agent of Change

Tuesday, September 11


Program:
Imagine a world without the discovery of iron ore in the Upper Peninsula, the solar compass or the Global Positioning System, the equatorial sextant (used to determine the location of a ship at sea), or the typewriter, and subsequent keyboard.

William Austin Burt, inventor, legislator, surveyor, and millwright was known as the "father of the typewriter" and invented the first workable solar compass, and the equatorial sextant. He also discovered the Marquette Iron Ore Range in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 1844. 

Join Patrick McKay of the Rochester Hills Museum and learn the fascinating story of this amazing local man, one of our own, who achieved his desire to be useful to mankind and about the products of his life's work that were Agents of Change.

Admission:
Free for Museum Members | Non-Members $5 Adults

Visit the Museum Programs page to pay non-member admission online.