Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut
06095 Connecticut, CT, United States of America (USA) (Connecticut)
115 Pierson Ln
|Floor area||unfortunately not known yet|
|Thursday and Friday: 10am - 3pm, Saturday: 10am - 5pm, Sunday: 1pm - 4pm|
Status from 03/2013
|Adults: $7; Seniors 60+: $6; Students: $5|
|Location / Directions||
From the Hartford area: Take I-91 North to exit 37, Route 305/Bloomfield Ave. Turn right onto 305 toward Windsor Center. Travel about one mile until the road ends. Turn right onto Rt. 75/Poquonock Ave. Continue to second light. Take a left onto Rt. 159 north. Go under railroad overpass, past Bart's restaurant on your left, over the Farmington River, as you approach the stoplight look for the brown tourist attraction sign telling you to tak a left onto Pierson Lane. Go over railroad tracks. Museum is about 150 feet ahead on your right.
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|Description||Since 1991, our museum has been dedicated to educating the public about the history of electronic comunications, with a particular focus on Connecticut's contributions to that evolution.
Thousands of hours have been put in by our dedicated volunteers and if you'd have asked us when we started if the museum would have grown into what it is today, we never would have imagined.
Museum displays cover the periods from the mid 1850s up until the dawn of the computer age in the 1970s. Items on display include:
Telegraph Radios -Crystal, battery, AC, transistor
Typewriters Industrial Equipment
Movie Equipment Telephone Central Office Equipment
Television Studio Equipment Microphones
Recording Studio Equipment Vacuum Tubes
The museum also houses an extensive research library with factory manuals, schematics, QST magazines and other historical data. Additionally we have vacuum tubes for sale.