Rube Goldberg presentation will be held at United Community Church at 6 p.m.

The Fairbanks Museum has always been known as a cabinet of curiosities, but people who visit the historic institution this week are in for an unusual treat. Zach Umperovitch (Um–PAIR-a-vitch) the co-host of Discovery Channel’s Contraption Masters, 3-time Guinness World Record holder, and Rube Goldberg expert – is at the museum this week constructing a one-of-a-kind, museum-inspired, chain-reaction contraption. Umperovitch is in a lead-up to a presentation he will make Friday evening about the genius of Rube Goldberg and his unique machine. The presentation, which will be held at United Community Church at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Following the lecture, the audience will be invited to cross the street to the museum to see him fire up his creation. Until Friday evening, he can be found in the main hall of the museum constructing his contraption that incorporates as much of the museum as he can (and is allowed).