(We'll show you how!)
Our popular Saturday Secret Codebreaking workshop for kids entering grades 4-9 is returning for another year. This hands-on activity will be held on eight Saturdays in July and August from 9:00 to 11:00 AM. The cost is a mere $25 which includes take-home materials for continuous fun and learning.
This activity was very popular last summer, and participation is limited to a small group, so please sign up early.
CMMC is again pleased to announce our Summer Science Courses for kids entering grades 3-9. We are offering many one-week courses on a variety of topics including astronomy, marine environment, robotics, physics, chemistry, navigation, and movie making. The courses will be held at the STEM Education Center on our CMMC campus.
We are excited about this opportunity to engage our children during the summer and we hope you'll be able to take advantage of it. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.
For 2016, CMMC is again adding several new museum exhibits, expanding our STEM Education programs, and strengthening our business operations. We are most in need of expertise in website upgrades & social media expansion, writing for a new newsletter and print articles, and researching and restoring vintage electronics for planned future exhibits.
Among our many other volunteer opportunities are event coordination, museum tour guides (no experience needed - we'll train you!), teacher assistance in our Summer Science program, and coordination of the Summer Speaker Series. If you have a skill and a few hours a week, we have a need. Have fun and make new friends at CMMC! To read more about volunteering at CMMC, click here.
Click here for background information and further details about this special lecture series.
We are located at 847 Orleans Rd (Route 28) in Chatham MA 02633.Click here for our museum schedule & map
To Members and Friends:
We have been able to build CMMC with the ongoing support of our members and friends. Membership opportunities continue: Become a Member of CMMC and enjoy the benefit of admissions, plus special member events.
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Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum - Summer Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10:30AM - 4:30PM
Sunday 1:00 - 4:00PM
Closed Mondays EXCEPT July 18 & 25, August 1 & 8, 10:30AM - 4:30PM
The public is always invited to walk the grounds of the Marconi-RCA National Register District and experience the outdoor Antenna Field Trail exhibit at any time.
Dr. Roger Denk To Sign “The Gathering” July 30
Dr. Roger Denk To Sign “The Gathering” July 30
At the center of The Gathering is the bravery of the men and women assigned to ‘Station C’, as the Navy called Chatham’s RCA ship-to-shore communications facility during World War Two.
It's early in World War Two. Chatham, like most of the US, has seen a burst of patriotism after Pearl Harbor. The tide is shifting, as hundreds of military and civilian personnel flood the little fishing village. The RCA ship-to-shore communications facility has been taken over by the Navy. It is a frightening new world. Ethan Doane, a high schooler not yet of draft age becomes entwined in the new normal, dealing with the shooting death of a close friend, then being a witness to fifth column activity, and ends up helping to foil a major German plot. And then...
Chatham’s top-secret role in defeating Germany during World War II came alive in 2015 as we remembered the 70th anniversary of the war’s end.
Stalking the U-Boats: Chatham Radio 1942-1945 was the theme for special exhibits. The museum remembered The Navy’s "Station C” which located marauding German U-Boats and intercepted their Enigma-encrypted radio messages, which was a key to winning The Battle Of The Atlantic.
Continuing this year, an interactive display features both a real German Enigma-cypher machine and two electronic Enigma simulators, which allow visitors to encrypt and decipher their own messages. The Enigma featured prominently in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game.
Other interactive exhibits, including learning Morse code and tracing a ship-to-shore telegram through all of its steps, fill the museum, which traces 100 years of wireless communications.
Chatham Navy Radio played a significant role in defeating the Germans during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic by intercepting Enigma-encrypted wireless messages between German headquarters and its ships at sea, passing the intercepts on to Washington, DC for decoding. In addition, as the control station for the east-coast direction-finding network, Station C directed the search for telltale radio signals that allowed enemy vessels to be located and tracked.