AMP’D exhibition

AMP’D: Powering Longmont 1912-2012
November 17, 2012 – February 17, 2013

Electricity – essential but mysterious, it is all around us yet almost invisible. In celebration of the centennial of Longmont Power & Communications (LPC), Longmont’s own electric utility, we present a hands-on exhibit uncovering the real story of electricity. Visitors will  see electricity in action, experiment with magnets, try on the protective clothing worn by LPC employees, and balance electric “loads” on a giant scale. Exhibit admission: $5 adults, $3 students/seniors (62+), children 5 and under admitted free.


Curator Conversations
Every Tuesday at noon through February 12
Included with exhibit admission, free for Friends members
Discover the inside story of AMP’D in these special tours led by a curator from the Longmont Museum.

January 19 & February 16, 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
$5, includes exhibit admission; free for Friends members
Journey through the wonderful world of electricity and magnets during this interactive presentation complete with hands-on demonstrations and audience participation. Entertaining, informative, and fun for everyone!

Generator at hydroelectric plantHydroelectric Plant Tour
Thursday, January 10, 9 am to noon
$10, includes exhibit admission
Ages 18 and older
Preregistration required. Call 303-651-8374.
Did you know that Longmont Power & Communications has owned and operated a 500 kW hydroelectric plant since 1912? Experience this historic facility, responsible for providing LPC customers with service throughout the last century. Limited space is available for this unique tour. Transportation is provided from the Longmont Museum, departing promptly at 9:15 am.

The Next Hundred Years: Broadband and Beyond
Thursday, February 7, 7 to 8 pm
$5, includes exhibit admission to AMP’D; free for Friends members
Join Longmont Power & Communications’ telecommunications manager Vince Jordan as he showcases the parallels between the early days of Longmont’s electric frontier and the next step in LPC’s digital evolution.