Tuesday, May 12, 2015. . . .
Creating the Victorian Internet:

  Technology Behind the Telegraph

presentation by Jack Brown

Jack Brown will present “Creating the Victorian Internet: Technology Behind the Telegraph” at the Big Walnut Area Historical Society meeting at 7:30 Tuesday, May 12, in the Myers Inn Museum which faces Sunbury Village Square. Brown moved from Washington D.C. area to Westerville.

1853 Map of Telegraph Lines

Brown began Shocking Discoveries, (http://www.shocking-discoveries.com/ as a way to share his interest in history and science. 
After a career teaching statistics, forecasting energy trends, and conducting training programs in the US and Europe, he now concentrates on developing educational programs for children and adults.  These programs provide the opportunity to experience the joy of seeing how things work – and to be entertained at the same time.

After earning a BS from The Ohio State University, MA from Bowling Green State University and a ABD from The University of Illinois, Brown taught at Siena College (in Loudonville, NY), Columbus State Community College and Adult Education at The Ohio State University.  He developed and presented business training workshops in Poland and Hungary.                             

As a Statistician and Economist, Brown served as Research Director of Ohio Department of Development, Director of Ohio Small Business Development Center, Director of Business Analytics for Columbia Energy Services and regional economist for Loudoun County Virginia. 

Combining his interest in science and history, Brown collects antique scientific instruments and  replications 18th, 19th and early 20th century key scientific discoveries.  Ham radio is also of special interest. 

Brown has given presentations to libraries in Virginia and Ohio, Westerville Public Schools, the 2014 Mini Maker Faire at COSI, the 2015 Stem Expo in Columbus, and the Starry Night Festival in Westerville.

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