Big Techs is Coming!
Ever wonder how stuff is made? Come see how Komatsu builds the world's largest front end loader, how Eastman turns chemicals into products, how Neiman Marcus distributes goods, and other cool technology. Join us for Big Techs, the behind-the-scene tours of what makes Longview Texas work.
Longview’s history and present are full of makers, builders, doers, and inventors. Ever since Longview was founded as a railroad town in 1870, industrious people have been making cool stuff in our corner of East Texas. That industrious culture grew with the East Texas Oil Boom of the 1930’s and the manufacturing necessity of World War II. Today, Longview companies continue that tradition, using modern technology to create, build, and distribute goods.The Big Techs event is a chance to peek behind-the-scenes at the amazing technology that makes Longview work. As part of Industry Appreciation, Big Techs is a collaborative effort of the Longview Economic Development Corporation and the Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau.
One day only! February 24, 2018. Various times. Tours are free. Downtown outdoor activities are free. Free admission to Gregg County Historical Museum. $5 admission to Longview World of Wonders and Longview Museum of Fine Arts. See the interactive event map and register now.
Hands-On STEM at Longview World of Wonders, 112 E. Tyler St. ($5 entry)
- Kilgore College Chemistry demonstrations
- LeTourneau University Engineering demonstrations
- Pine Tree ISD STEM activities
Map Tech at Gregg County Historical Museum. 214 N. Fredonia St. (Free)
- Geographic Information Systems and the history of Gregg County
Art Tech at Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St. ($5 entry)
- Wire sculpture demonstrations with Artist-in-residence Charles Arnold
- Rediscovering Andy Warhol exhibit
Kilgore College Industrial Technology Tour, 300 S. High St.
- Free come-and-go tours of the Kilgore College Industrial Technology Tour located on the Kilgore College Longview campus at 300 S. High Street, Longview, TX.
Plus: Food Trucks, giant crane from Boss Crane, Longview Fire ladder truck, and more. (Unfortunately, the outdoor equipment displays and food trucks have been cancelled due to rain. All tours and museum activities are scheduled to continue as originally planned though).