Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination! Premieres at Anaheim’s Muzeo

All pictures courtesy of the Muzeo

What might have been had events and technology happened a little differently? If we’d kept on as a steam-powered society instead of becoming an oil-based one?

“Steampunk: History Beyond Imagination!” at the Muzeo in Anaheim, CA explores exactly that. Visitors are drawn into an era when science and industry combined in new and fascinating ways to launch mankind into a future where ordinary human beings could do the impossible.

Interactive and informational displays help visitors explore the relationship between science fact and fiction in the Victorian era highlighting the work of pioneers such as Charles Babbage, Ada Lovelace and Nikola Tesla alongside the visionary fiction of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. The exhibit includes a collection of replicas and artifacts, including original props and concept art, vintage books and comics, and a selection of art, sculpture, jewelry, fashion, photography and inventions.

A public opening will take place on October 23 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, Steampunk and Victorian characters, war game re-enactments, dance demonstrations, English tea and chocolate tastings, storytelling, crafts and more. The exhibit runs through January 8, 2012. The exhibit was created by Aeronaut Productions, LLC.

Admission to MUZEO is $13 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under, children 3 and under are free. Group and senior discounts are available. MUZEO is located in the heart of downtown Anaheim. For more information, directions, hours, and to purchase tickets online please go to www.muzeo.org, or call 714-956-8936.