Mini Maker Faire

March 27, 2018

Emily Erikson


 While the Soule Steam Works Museum is filled with old machines for people to come and take a dive into the industrial past, the museum is going to be hosting a group of people the weekend of April 7th and 8th, who are industrially moving the world into the future.


“It’s really inspiring to see the different things that people are doing and that they’re willing to share it with you. It might just spark an interest in you in making something.” -Greg Hatcher, Executive Director

The fourth annual Mini Maker Faire will be taking place at the museum, and this event is for makers such as tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, engineers, and many others to come and show their works to the community.

“Meridian has always been a city of makers. We’ve had lots of inventors and people that are tinkerers and have done all sorts of great things here in our community. George Soule, of course the founder of the Soule Steam Feedworks which is here at the museum, he was an inventor, and we think it’s just very appropriate for making and makers to get together. It’s just a special place to do that.” -Hatcher

This event, which will have about 30 makers this year, is free and for all ages. It will be happening on Saturday, April 7th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 8th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.