History on Tap ~ The History of the Slinky in Chester County

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Event Date: 
Monday, February 29, 2016 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm


Barnaby’s West Chester


15 South High, West Chester, PA 19382 

"The History of the Slinky in Chester County" 

Bob Swaim was raised in Chester County and graduated from West Chester University.  A noted speaker on  human-powered vehicles and toys, he taught high school math  for 30 years and was the first computer teacher at his  school.  His latest interest is the Slinky. Richard James, the inventor of the Slinky, attended Westtown School and later lived in Delaware County, where the Slinky  was manufactured. The evening’s presentation will be very visual, and will include a Slinky escalator from Canada. Bob’s future plans for Slinky include a sculpture, a law about the Slinky, and a movie.    

History on Tap brings history to you in the casual atmosphere of your favorite local bar or restaurant. There will be lots of great food and drink available for purchase. The program is free for the community to enjoy! Generously sponsored by BB&T, and WCHE 1520AM. The portable sound system is sponsored by Colleen and Basel Frens.