Cogs and Corsets Schedule

**Please note that the schedule is subject to change**

Friday, June 3, 2022

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Steampunk Market

Walk through the Steampunk Market to find your next treasure. Located inside the Museum of History.

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Family Fun on Jefferson Street between Main and Center

Dirigible Races – Race your friends to the end of the line!

The Zoo Lady and Friends – free face painting! Get a balloon animal made just for you. Add a temporary tattoo with a henna design.

Buskers – Enjoy music throughout downtown Bloomington. We’ll be featuring The Dew Drops on the north steps of the Museum. And don’t forget to leave a tip!

The Little Art School – steampunk make-n-take art

4:00 – 8:00 pm – Registration and Information Desk

Need an answer to a question about Cogs & Corsets? Looking for an event? Want to sign up for a contest? Come to the registration and information desk on the south side of Museum Square (by the Lincoln statue) to get your answers.

4:00 – 8:00 pm – The Tea Room

Come in for a soothing cup of tea and a “biscuit”. Hosted by the Tea Lady, herself, Lady Erika, the Tea Room gives you a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. The Tea Room will be in the amazing Eaton Studio and Gallery at 411 N CenterBloomington. $10 tickets.

5:30 – 8:00 pm – Tea Dueling

Settle the score the way gentlemen do – with cookies! Duel your opponent with a classic dunk and “nom.” Tea Dueling challenges your skill to hold out the longest without crumbling under the pressure, or losing your biscuit with a splash, splatter, or splodge!

6:00 pm – The Great Airship Race Murder Mystery Dinner

Solve the crime of the century over a great meal at Epiphany Farms Restaurant at 220 East Front Street, Bloomington.
6:00 pm – doors open, 6:30 pm – dinner served, 7:00 – murder is served.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Steampunk Market

Walk through the Steampunk Market to find your next treasure. Located inside the Museum of History.

9:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Tea Room

Come in for a soothing cup of tea and a “biscuit”. Hosted by the Tea Lady, herself, Lady Erika, the Tea Room gives you a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. The Tea Room will be in the amazing Eaton Studio and Gallery at 411 N CenterBloomington. $10 tickets.

9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Family Fun on Museum Square

STEAM activities with the Children’s Discovery Museum

Steampunk t-shirts made on the spot by Meltdown Creative Works

Dirigible Races – Race your friends to the end of the line!

9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Tom Kirk: Studio and Home Tour

A free tour of the amazing studio and home of local artist Tom Kirk. This is a great photo opportunity. The studio is located at 1905 Garling Dr, Bloomington.

9:30 am – Group Photo

On the west steps of the Museum on Center Street

10:00 am – 10:45 am – History of Substance Use & Addiction Treatment in Victorian Times

Presented by Ms. Delzena Verity O’Connor
Museum of History Classroom – 3rd floor

10:00 am – 11:30 am – Foamsmithing 101

Presented by Brian Fadrosh
Inside Out: Accessible Art Cooperative, 200 W. Monroe Street

10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Costume Contest Judging

Judging for the Costume Contest will happen in the morning on the west steps of the Museum on Center Street. Advanced registration is requested but not required. Sign up form coming soon. Sign up for a judging timeslot: https://signup.com/go/hgRbgFD

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Maker Faire

Bring your most amazing contraptions to the Maker Faire! You’ll find the faire in La La Boutique at 314 N Main Street. Advance registration is available online.

11:00 am – 11:45 pm – The David Davis Mansion in the Gilded Age

Presented by Marcia Young
Museum of History Classroom – 3rd floor

11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Dine with the Dead: Cemetery Customs and Traditions of Days Gone By

A delightful luncheon in the Evergreen Cemetery exploring the Victorian past time of picnicking with the dearly departed. More information available on our Tickets page. A shuttle will be available to pick up and return guests from the Washington Street entrance of the Museum.

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Victorian Fae – The Return of Magic to the British Isles

Presented by Jason Dean
Museum of History Classroom – 3rd floor

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Nerf Gun Dueling

Presented by the Chicago Steampunk Society
West lawn of the Museum of History

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm – The Victorian Nude and Beyond: Scandalous and Controversial Art of the 19th Century

Presented by Abby Bartle
Museum of History Classroom – 3rd floor
Parental Guidance Suggested

1:00 pm – 2:30 am – Patternhacking

Presented by Lady De L’Etoile and Brian Fadrosh
Inside Out: Accessible Art Cooperative, 200 W. Monroe Street

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – Dancing Like Clockwork: Victorian Ballroom Etiquette

Presented by Ardis Stewart
Museum of History Classroom – 3rd floor

2:00 pm – Maker Faire Awards

Presented at La La Boutique at 314 N Main Street

2:30 pm – Costume Awards

Presented on the North steps of the Museum on Jefferson Street

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – A Stitch in Time

Presented by Lady De L’Etoile
Inside Out: Accessible Art Cooperative, 200 W. Monroe Street

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Beginner Waltz

Presented by Jennifer Roberts
Jazz Upfront at 107 W Front St, Bloomington

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them: An Immersive Account of Gilded Age Illinois Aves

Presented by Dr. Darius Diomedes Aedon
Museum of History Classroom – 3rd floor

3:00 pm – ? – Splendid Teapot Racing

Bring your racer and try the course! The fastest time wins, but you can always shave off a few seconds by pleasing the judges with a little song or dance. Or chocolate! Don’t forget to read through the rules. Advanced registration is available online.

6:00 pm – ? – A Steamy Night at Jazz Upfront

Let’s finish off the weekend with a night at Jazz Upfront. We’ll be able to burn off some steam as we dance the night away. Anyone in steampunk attire gets in free and gets a free drink coupon (beer, wine or soft drink). Located at 107 W. Front Street, Jazz Upfront is the home to Jazz and Blues in Bloomington/Normal. Festivities start at 6 pm and end when you’re tired or the bar closes – whichever comes first.