Alexander Graham Bell's Boat

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 6 to 12

Alec Bell (1847 - 1922) invented the telephone and much more. One of his secrets: Mabel of Benin Bhreagh, a houseboat to which he retreated to think and fill notebooks with his ideas. Construct a small model of Bell's boat of invention and a clever working telephone. Then choose two projects to build: Bell's kite, his sheep, his rockets, his hydrofoil, his gyroscope...from a long list of other choices.

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