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Father’s Day Corliss Engine Operation and Specials
June 16, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Following its extremely successful debut weekend earlier this month, NMIH is hosting an encore demonstration of its massive 115-ton Corliss water pumping engine on Father’s Day, June 16th at 12pm and 3pm.
The museum is also offering half off admission to all dads on Father’s Day with another youth or adult admission. Regular admission to the museum is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors/students/veterans, $9 for youth 7-17, and free for youth 6 and under. The steam engine demonstration is included in regular museum admission.
Patrons can also enter to win a Father’s Day Appreciation Basket stuffed full of great gifts like a bottle of Social Still Sasquatch Bourbon, an NMIH blast furnace blueprint t-shirt, a Bethlehem Steel water bottle, 4 passes to the museum, and a ’50 Great Places in the U.S.’ book from the museum’s gift shop. Tickets are 1 for $5, 3 for $10, or an arm’s length for $20.
About NMIH’s Corliss Engine
For more than a decade the museum’s staff, volunteers, and community partners worked to restore the engine to working order, 105 years after being built by the Snow Steam Pump Works in Buffalo, N.Y. The engine was used by the York Water Company and pumped eight million gallons of water per day. Today the engine, the most powerful operating water works steam engine in North America, is a focal point of the museum’s 13,000 square foot exhibit space, where it has painstakingly been mechanically restored to its former glory and repainted its original color.