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Rich Carlstedt and the ultimate USS Monitor steam engine model

October 17, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

FREE with $1 Museum admission; Free for Museum Members

Ever wonder how USS Monitor‘s amazing main steam engine worked? Or why John Ericsson is considered an engineering genius?

Join us for a special guest lecture by national award-winning model maker and engineer Richard “Rich” Carlstedt. The leading expert on Ericsson’s engine, Carlstedt has spent years researching and studying this remarkable machine. In addition, he has created the most accurate model of the engine ever made and it actually works! He will operate the model after his talk and answer questions.

For more information about Rich’s work, visit:

To get a sneak peek at this marvel of model making (and engineering!), watch it here.

Image courtesy of Mariners’ Museum


October 17, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT


The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
(757) 596-2222