Tesla Electric City Festival

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From the City of Hamilton website

August 26, 2018
Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology National Historic Site
900 Woodward Avenue
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11:00 AM to 5:00 PM


In partnership with the Nikola Tesla Educational Corporation, we are thrilled to be hosting the third annual Tesla Electric Festival. This local event is part of a global movement celebrating the incredible technological achievements of Nikola Tesla. The festival is an all-ages gathering of commercial exhibitors, tech enthusiasts, hobbyists, science clubs, artists and students. This year’s festival is also a celebration of a key historical event that changed the course of history in Hamilton: the 120th anniversary of the first hydro-electric power transmission to the City from Decew Falls in Thorold - making it the first electric city in Canada.
This is a free event. Free admission to the museum.
The event will feature:
  • demonstrations of products from across the spectrum of Tesla’s innovations with electricity and tech exhibitors
  • musical entertainment and fun for the whole family
  • a self-guided museum experience
  • model engineering marvels and the popular miniature steam train rides, presented by the Hamilton Model Engineering Club and the Golden Horseshoe Live Steamers
  • food trucks and vendors will also be on site
For more information contact:
Phone: 905-546-4797
Email: steammus@hamilton.ca
www.hamilton.ca/steammuseum
https://www.hamilton.ca/attractions/events-calendar/tesla-electric-city-festival
More;
http://teslamania.tv/
 

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5 reasons why Hamilton is renaming part of Burlington St. after Nikola Tesla
The decision to rename part of Hamilton's famed Burlington Street East, (the part running from Ottawa Street East to the QEW, in both directions,) to "Nikola Tesla Boulevard" after the Serbian scientist, inventor and pioneer in electricity, has some people scratching their heads.
Why here? What's the connection to Hamilton?
Here are five facts that may clarify things:
1. Hamilton was first city in Canada to receive AC electricity, and became known as "The Electric City"
Decew Falls Generation Station Number 1 in Niagara, built in 1898, is the oldest continuously running hydroelectric power generating station in the country. It was built by Hamilton's "Five Johns," (Dickenson, Gibson, Moodie, Patterson, and Sutherland).
This proved to be an important development for the city. Thanks to the uniqueness of its widespread access to hydroelectric power through Decew Falls, Hamilton branded itself "The Electric City." It marketed itself as a place with affordable power.

Whole article;
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hami...of-burlington-st-after-nikola-tesla-1.3654375

Read more;
https://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-s...ng-honours-inventor-who-electrified-hamilton/
 
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