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1993

Math Works

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An exhibition of the experiences of the learning in work and play outside the classroom essential to mathematics learning in the classroom; an examination of the culture of mathematics learning.

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1992

Leonardo & the Exploring Mind

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On September 13th 1992, the Eli Whitney Museum opened Leonardo & the Exploring Mind, an exhibition of drawings and models created to put visitors in touch with Leonardo, Columbus, and the Age of Discovery.

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1992

Whistles

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Lin Chapman collects whistles: some small, the size of your thumb, some that tower over a tall man. On June 18th, a display of his collection will open at the Eli Whitney Museum in Hamden. Mr. Chapman's fascination with whistles began a dozen years ago. He was completing a model of a steam engine. His wife asked "where's the whistle?" and the pursuit was begun.

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The Gilbert Project

Gilbert and the Tools of Learning

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Alfred Carlton Gilbert shared his dreams with America's children. He built a world of learning tools. He encouraged active inquiry and adventurous discovery. The Hall of Science was both a place and an idea: give children the right tools, the children will educate themselves. The Eli Whitney Museum celebrates that vision and achievement.

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1990

Factory

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Factory, an exhibition at the Eli Whitney Museum, will explore the Connecticut origins of the modern American factory. It will explore historic products of precision manufacturing: axes, guns, locks and clocks. It will showcase new technologies. In Factory, experience of the past will illuminate issues for the present.

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2009 Slideshow

Gilbert and Magic

Alfred Carlton Gilbert graduated from Yale in 1909. Rather than enter the medical career he had prepared for, he chose to follow a childhood passion – magic. That was the beginning of an adventure that made him an American icon.

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2012 Exhibition

The Reiss Collection

A Window in to the A.C. Gilbert Company of the 1920's

The Riess Collection is a rediscovered window in to the A.C. Gilbert Company of the 1920's. Lithograph labels from boxes of Gilbert 'toys' and trains.

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