Founders Engine House - Introduction

The Founders Engine House is the original building at the museum.  It holds many of the early acquisitions as well as a variety of unusual engines.  The interesting equipment displayed depicts many variations and uses of the early gas engine.

Built in the fall of 1967, The Engine House, as it was then known, started as a 12 ft by 20 ft structure.  It was quickly filled with four engines.  More unusual engines arrived and the structure was soon expanded to roughly double its original size.  After about four years it was expanded again to its current size of 24 ft by 56 ft.  It was renamed as the Founders Engine House following formation of the museum.  The building underwent a major renovation in 2010.

The Founders Engine House holds many of the early acquisitions as well as a variety of unusual engines.  The interesting equipment displayed depicts many variations and uses of the early gas engine.

Founders Engine House

Our Virtual Tour of the Founders Engine House provides an overview of the exhibit and spotlights a few of the many engines on display.

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