Mothers of Invention explores the origins of inventions, objects and ideas of women going far back in history, from around the world, Canada and the Greater Vancouver area. From healers and homemakers to designers and engineers, discover the stories and process of how inspiration and novel ideas have turned into reality.
The inventions cover a great variety of areas including art, clothing and textiles, medicine, mathematics, engineering, science, the environment, healing, food, cleaning products, personal and child care. A collection of common and unusual tools, equipment, household items, novelties and personal gear is selected to show a variety of technologies. The Kids’ Corner features “The Inventor’s Challenge”, where kids can think creatively to help solve the chair design puzzle and construct a beautiful lantern from a piece of paper.
Dates: March 5 – May 8, 2011
Times: On display Saturdays and Sundays, from 12 noon – 4:00pm and by appointment on Fridays – call 604-592-6956
Location: Stewart Hall, 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey, BC
Entrance by donation. For more information call 604-592-6956 or visit http://www.surrey.ca/culture-recreation/2877.aspx
- Exhibit Opening, Saturday, March 5, 1:00pm – 4:00pm. Tour the new exhibit and celebrate and welcome our featured inventors. View their work and find out what it took to develop their ideas. Refreshments will be served. Admission by donation
- Ingenious Inventing, Thursday, March 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Meet a local inventor, learn about the steps involved in bringing an idea to life, and what it takes to develop a patent. Our guest speaker, Maya Sinclair, President of the BC Inventors Society will discuss where to find information, exchange ideas and get support. Fee is $10/person (16+ years old).
- Young Inventors, Saturday, May 7, 1:30pm – 3:00pm. Offers children an opportunity to learn more about ingenious inventions, spin the Inventor’s Wheel to win fun prizes, and create a unique toy to take home. Fee is $8/child (5 -10 years old).