March 22, 2018

For more information contact: Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum 1808 4th St – Downtown – Meridian, MS Greg Hatcher

601-693-9905

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Calling All Makers to the Meridian Mini Maker Faire

MERIDIAN, MS – – – The Meridian Mini Maker Faire is “Calling all Makers” for 2018. Mississippi and Alabama’s greatest “Show and Tell” event will be held Saturday – Sunday, April 7-8, at the historic Soule’ Steam Works. The unique event attracts a great number of makers and visitors from around the region. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum, in partnership with MAKE media, will host this Fourth Annual Meridian Mini Maker Faire. For the past three years, the Mini Maker Faire has has been a great success and has featured makers demonstrating robotics, 3-D printing, y tying, metal casting, and drone racing. Last year more than 27 makers shared what they were doing with an enthusiastic crowd of visitors aged 8 to 90.

Who are Makers? Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs are all considered Makers. Maker Faires give Makers the opportunity to come together to show their projects and to talk about what they have learned.This community-based learning event inspires everyone to become a Maker, and connect with people and projects in their local community. Yet, Maker Faire is a “fair” — fun, engaging, and exciting.

Local youth organizations are invited to join in the fun at the Meridian Mini Maker Faire. Some nationally organized groups that participate at Maker Faires around the world include 4-H, FIRST Robotics, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs and First Tech Challenge.

Schools from pre-K through college, especially those with educational programs in Engineering,Art, Science and Crafts, should consider showing what they are learning and creating.
From young adults to seniors the audience is entertained and educated as groups like master gardening programs, bee clubs, and urban greening groups enjoy sharing what they are doing and learning. Drone racing leagues, LEGO user groups, amateur aviation groups, amateur radio clubs, Audubon and bird-watching groups are just a few of the many interests that nd their way to a Maker Faire.

By participating in the Meridian Mini Maker Faire local artists, community art centers and art collectives can inspire creativity and create public awareness to their programs. From origami to watercolors to theatrical makeup Makers share their art with visitors at Maker Faires hosted around the world.
Makers are invited to exhibit and demonstrate at no charge. You can register on line at meridian.makerfaire.com. For more information call 601-693-9905 or email makerfairemeridian@comcast.net. To receive updates on the event follow facebook.com/makerfairemeridian. Admission is free through Eventbrite.com or register at the door by providing your name, email address and zip code.

Meridian Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

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