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Mansfield, Ohio: Elektro, Robot of Mansfield Team Field Report

Mansfield Memorial Museum

34 Park Ave. W., Mansfield, OH
Mansfield Memorial Museum. Center of town, just west of US Hwy 42 on the north side of Park Ave.
April-Oct. Sa 10-4, Su 12-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Elektro the Robot.

Elektro, Robot of Mansfield

Elektro, the barrel-chested "Moto-Man," was the star of the 1939 New York World's Fair, and now a prized exhibit in the Mansfield Memorial Museum. Report... [09/18/2011]

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First Stove of Its Kind in Richland County.

Elektro, Robot of Mansfield

The docents are friendly and full of information. Don't miss the exhibits upstairs! Such as "The First Stove of Its Kind in Richland County." [Liz, 09/08/2015]

Elektro's grandma.

Museum exhibit of mounted wildlife.

Elektro, Robot of Mansfield

You will be escorted by knowledgeable guides through the museum. The animal displays and robot are only a small part of the very eclectic exhibit. There is also a cool Johnny Appleseed tree.

[Sue Breeden, 08/11/2012]

The same care that has gone into curating the Elektro exhibit has been applied to other quirks and historical artifacts of the town.

Electro the Robot.

Electro the Robot

The curator of this museum is passionate about his work and knows plenty about the history of pretty much everything in the three-story museum (two are currently used). He even wrote a book about Electro, and tells entertaining stories about the famous 1930s robot. This really is a must see attraction for anyone interested in science fiction. I was absolutely in heaven, and left wondering if today's robot makers are slightly off the mark, given what Electro could do all those years ago - WALK!! - and today's robots still struggle.

[A.P., 07/23/2009]
Stuffed Animal Scenes, Elektro the Robot

Amazing place, in oddball Mecca, Mansfield. I went to see their large collection of Victorian anthropomorphic scenes (stuffed animals getting married, stuffed animal band, etc.). When we got there, the place was swarming with men from Westinghouse who had come to see the recently refurbished Elektro, the oldest U.S. robot (built by Westinghouse in the 1930s). The woman working shooed us into the room because, even though it wasn't yet open to the public, "it would be a shame to miss him." He's not a permanant exhibit, but I know he's been back since. The anthropomorphic displays were awesome, as were the other assorted goodies.

[Brenda, 12/15/2005]

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