Age of Discovery with Explorers Inventors and Scientists

Age of Discovery with Explorers Inventors and Scientists

The nation’s Industrial Revolution of the 19th century was accompanied by
advances in many fields of scientific study. Following an illustrated
lecture focused on this age of discovery, the gravesites of some of
Philadelphia’s notable explorers, inventors and scientists will be visited,
among them: John Adolphus Dahlgren, inventor of a cannon bearing his name
and the “Father of Naval Ordinance;” Robley Dunglison, the personal
physician to President Thomas Jefferson and the “Father of American
Physiology;” Charles Ellet, Jr., a civil engineer who was a pioneer in the
construction of wire suspension bridges, including the first at Fairmount;
Thomas Godfrey, inventor of the sextant; Ferdinand Hassler, an explorer and
the first superintendent of the U.S. Coast Survey; Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic
explorer; Titian Peale, explorer and naturalist responsible for numerous
illustrations of butterflies and moths; and Richard A.F. Penrose, Jr., an
economic geologist who traveled to more than sixty countries to study their
ore deposits.

Event price:$12/person or $10/students

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Age of Discovery with Explorers Inventors and Scientists
Event Category: Conferences
When: August 18, 2013
Time: 1:00am
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery
More Info: http://www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org/index.php?flash=0
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurelhillcem


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