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Institute for Industrial Art and History

"The Walls Between Art and Engineering Exists Only In Our Minds"- Theo Jansen

2023 Events Schedule

We at the IIAH express our deep appreciation and gratitude to the Mass Cultural Council for awarding us a grant for our upcoming Steam Day event in 2023. Thank you very much!

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  • IIAH Antique Machinery Demonstration: “Wood Harvesting”
    IIAH Antique Machinery Demonstration: “Wood Harvesting”
    Wed, May 08
    North Andover
    May 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    May 08, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Join us for a captivating evening dedicated to the history and operation of antique machinery. We are excited to announce this special event, featuring a live demonstration of an Oldsmobile hit and miss engine and a Hildreth belt-driven log splitter, both with fascinating stories to tell.
  • The Gatsby Gala
    The Gatsby Gala
    Thu, May 30
    North Andover
    May 30, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    May 30, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Experience the glamour, opulence, and exhilaration of the 1920s at our Gatsby Gala, a night of pure sophistication and extravagance. Transport yourself back in time to the era of flappers, jazz, and the Great Gatsby, where the party never stops. Tickets go on sale in 2024! Get on our mailing list!
  • Institute for Industrial Art and History (IIAH) Presents: Slime Factory Exploration for Kids!
    Institute for Industrial Art and History (IIAH) Presents: Slime Factory Exploration for Kids!
    Sun, Jul 21
    North Andover
    Jul 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Jul 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Get ready for a fun and educational adventure as we take young scientists on a journey to explore the world of slime making and introduce them to the fascinating inner workings of an old industrial factory.
  • The Great Kids Fishing Derby
    The Great Kids Fishing Derby
    Sun, Sep 22
    North Andover
    Sep 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Sep 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Calling all young anglers to grab their fishing gear and join us for a day of outdoor adventure and fishing fun at the Great Kids Fishing Derby. It's a fantastic opportunity for kids to experience the joy of fishing and connect with nature in a friendly and competitive atmosphere at the IIAH Pond.
  • Institute for Industrial Art and History Presents: Victorian Elegance & Burlesque Extravaganza Fundraising Event
    Institute for Industrial Art and History Presents: Victorian Elegance & Burlesque Extravaganza Fundraising Event
    Sat, Oct 26
    North Andover
    Oct 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Oct 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    North Andover, 9 Village Way, North Andover, MA 01845, USA
    Prepare to be transported back in time to the opulent era of the Victorian age, where fashion, entertainment, and elegance reigned supreme. Join us for a spectacular evening of Victorian fashion and mesmerizing Victorian era inspired burlesque performances, all supports the IIAH!
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About Us

At the Institute for Industrial Art and History (IIAH), we believe that our rich industrial and scientific heritage should be celebrated and explored. In a fast-paced world it’s easy to forget how we got to where we are today. The industrial revolution changed how we manufactured goods and changed the landscape with factories and railroads that built today's cities and towns. These industrial machines, tools, and objects are remarkable historical artifacts that we choose to both preserve, display, and use to educate the public.

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Discussing Books

All items in our store are from IIAH Magic Lantern Slides. Proceeds from the sales go towards preservation of collections and helping to make our programs free to the general public.

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Community Outreach

Empowering young audiences to discover new things