Vernon’s very own electronics expert, machinist, welder, steam engineer, and restorer of antiques, Garry Garbutt, will share his fascination for the “genius” Nikola Tesla during his presentation, “Nikola Tesla: The Man That Designed The World Power System,” April 9 at the Greater Vernon Museum and Archives.
Born in 1856, Tesla is best known for his design of the alternating current (AC) that flows through the modern electrical system.
“Not only will Garbutt speak about Tesla, the man, but also about his work as an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and futurist,” said Denise Marsh, marketing and communications coordinator for the museum. “Audience members will be treated to a Tesla coil demonstration by Garbutt. “Associated equipment, such as a ray gun, as well as Tesla patents, Nikola’s Colorado Spring notes and the book Tesla, Man Out Of Time by Margaret Cheney among others will be on display.
“Following the presentation and demo, Garry welcomes questions from the crowd.”
The talk will be hosted by the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives April 9 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5/person, available at the museum. As seating is limited, you are encouraged to pick up your tickets early. The presentation is suitable for ages eight to 108.
For more information, call 250-542-3142, visit www.vernonmuseum.ca, www.facebook.com/vernonmuseum or drop by the museum at 3009-32nd Ave.