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The early history of the Museum of Science and Industry is fascinating. The concept was novel. Establish a museum that would demonstrate how science could be used in practical ways to improve lives. Display the wonders of modern industry so that curious minds could explore and experience them. Allow visitors to interact with the exhibits and touch them. These ideas were groundbreaking in the 1920's.The task of bringing such momumental ideas into reality involved aligning political forces and powerful interests of many institutions and individuals. Kogan's book lays out the details of the early history of the museum in wonderful detail.