June 8 - September 8, 2013
The Museum is exploring the fantastical world of Steampunk this summer as we showcase the marvelous gadgets, stunning artwork, and elaborate costumes created by artists and fans of this exotic sub-culture. Steampunk is a genre that came into prominence during the 1980s and 90s and incorporates elements of science fiction, speculative fiction, fantasy, and alternative history. The settings are usually related to steam power, reflecting the designs and details of the Victorian era prior to the wide spread usage of electrical power. Think Jules Verne and H.G. Wells inspired goggles and ray guns combined with what a Victorian lady would wear while traveling to the moon.
Steampunk: Gadgets*Art*Costumes will be on display at the Museum June 8 through September 8, 2013. When visiting, be sure to stop in the Tesla Lounge to get your steampunk souvenirs. And the Nemo Salon in the gallery provides the perfect backdrop for a photo op. Post your pictures on our Facebook page and let your friends know you were at the Oshkosh Public Museum.
Interested in volunteering? We can use your help during the exhibit. Apply online through the City of Oshkosh web site. If you have questions about volunteering at the Museum, please contact Karla Szekeres by email or call (920) 236-5763.