August 24 -31 Doctor, inventor, poet, and King’s Chapel member Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. was born on August 29, 1809. Among his many and varied accomplishments, Holmes designed a simple and affordable stereoscope, which he intentionally did not patent. His design became the basis for the mass influx and popularity of stereoscopes in the United States. People were able to experience the world from their homes by viewing 3-D images from around the world. 3-D images and movies, augmented reality, and virtual reality continue to capture imaginations of people today. Imagine what looking at a 3-D image for the first time in the 1850s would have been like! This program will help visitors explore the history and science of 3-D images through the hands-on experience of trying various forms of 3-D viewers, including the Holmes stereoscope, View-Master, anaglyph 3-D (red-blue glasses), and Google Cardboard.