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September 2017

Screening at Bruce Museum

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT 06830 United States
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This film by John Maher is a joyous and provocative story about the “father of modern plastics.” In 1907, Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian-born American chemist, made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century: Bakelite. It was the first wholly synthetic plastic and it ushered in an explosion of new man-made materials that marked the beginnings of our modern industrial age. Free.  For more information, call 203-413-6757. RSVP 

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Screening at Cheshire Public Library

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street
Cheshire, CT 06410
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The Cheshire Public Library will show All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic free to the public on September 16th at 2 pm followed by Q & A. This film by John Maher is a joyous and provocative story about the “father of modern plastics.” In 1907, Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian-born American chemist, made one of the most transformative discoveries of the 20th century: Bakelite. It was the first wholly synthetic plastic and it ushered in an explosion of…

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