America’s industrial heritage is important. Visitors to the 15th Annual Soulé Live Steam Festival in Meridian, Mississippi will experience how things were made and how hard people worked back in the early 20th century. These workers’ efforts in the past have helped to make our standard of living possible today. This event will be hosted at Soulé Steam Feed Works, America’s last intact steam engine factory. Always held on the first Saturday of November, this year the festival falls on Friday and Saturday, November3-4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Historic Soulé Steam Feed Works museum features an impressive permanent collection of portable and stationary steam engines, which will operate using “live steam”. The belt-driven machine shop will be in operation and other industrial craftsmen will be demonstrating their trades.