News and Events

"Marconi to the Future"
Special Talk by Dick Lynch

The CMMC Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, July 12, 2014. The meeting will be held in the meeting room of our new Education Center and will start at 2:00 in the afternoon (refreshments at 1:30pm). We are very fortunate this year to have a noted speaker, Richard Lynch, the former EVP and Chief Technology Officer for Verizon Wireless. The Title of his talk is: "Marconi to the future." We hope you'll be able to attend.

Click to see Talk Synopsis and Dick Lynch bio.


See CMMC on "Chatham Today"

The exciting story of CMMC centennial events is currently airing on "Chatham Today" CATV channels 18 and 99. Learn more about the museum and its history, our Grand Opening during Chatham History Weekend, Princess Elettra Marconi's visit, the Summer STEM program and several new 2014 exhibits.

To see these interviews with our leadership team click here.


SUMMER SCIENCE COURSES:
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CMMC is again pleased to announce our Summer Science Courses for kids. We are offering six-one week courses this year on a variety of topics including astronomy, communications, robotics, chemistry, and marine environment. The courses will be held at the new STEM Education Center on our CMMC campus.

We are excited about this wonderful opportunity to engage our children during the summer. We hope you'll be able to take advantage of it. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

Click here to see the brochure with descriptions of the courses and registration information.


NEW SHARK TRACKING EXHIBIT
With the opening of the Education Center, we have unveiled our 2014 exhibit titled "Tracking the Great White Shark." This CMMC exhibit demonstrates the wireless and satellite technologies that are utilized in shark tracking. In our preparation of this exhibit, we gratefully acknowledge the support of Dr. Greg Skomal (MA Dept of Marine Fisheries) and OCEARCH.

For more information about Dr. Skomal's work, click here.
For more information about shark tracking, click here.
For more about the ARGOS-3 satellites used for tracking, click here.


Your Invitation to Visit Us

PLAN YOUR 2014 TRIP

Videos, activites, and interactive displays appeal to all ages including young students, Titanic buffs, Radio buffs and WWII vets. New and expanded exhibits are coming in 2014 as part of the 100th anniversary of the construction of the Marconi complex.

CENTER HOURS (2014)

May 23 - June 15 Weekends
Fri - Sat - Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM
June 21 -22 Open House (free)
Sat 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM
June 24 - Aug 31 Closed Mondays
Tues - Sat11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday1:00PM - 4:00PM
Sept 3 - Oct 12 Afternoons
Wed - Sun 1:00PM - 4:00PM

ADMISSION (2014)

Adults, incl.seniors $5.00
Children under 10 Free

We are located at 847 Orleans Rd (Route 28) in Chatham MA 02633.

Click here for map & general information

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.
See our Join Us -> Membership page for more information.




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This website opens the door to the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (CMMC), where visitors of all ages can learn, interact and value the rich history of wireless communications on Cape Cod. You are invited to join us at CMMC for a better understanding of how communications science and technology have changed our lives. (See hours below.)

Princess Marconi Visits CMMC for Grand Opening of New Education Center
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Princess Marconi at CMMC (2006)

Princess Elettra Marconi, daughter of Guglielmo Marconi, will be the honored guest for the grand opening of the new Chatham Marconi Maritime Center's Education Center, the featured event of the June 20th-22nd Chatham History Weekend 2014 festivities at the site on Ryder's Cove in North Chatham.

The weekend also includes free admission to the site's Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum and the exhibits in the new Education Center. On Saturday afternoon, Calvin D. Trowbridge, Jr, author of Marconi: Father of Wireless, Grandfather of Radio, Great-Grandfather of the Cell Phone, The Story of the Race to Control Long-Distance Wireless, will discuss the inventor's life and impact on society.

The princess' visit comes during the centennial celebration of her father's company constructing the campus on Orleans Road (at Old Comers Road) which, under the ownership of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), became one of the largest ship-to-shore wireless-communications stations on the east coast. [Click here to see video of Princess Marconi talking about her father. ]

The celebration kicks off June 20th with an invitation-only event in the Education Center, the renovated building which was once the Hotel Nautilus and then a residence for site staffers. Local, regional and state luminaries will join CMMC directors at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21st for the ribbon cutting officially opening the "hotel's" doors to the public.

In addition to being the home of CMMC's education efforts, which are centered around STEM programs, it will house administrative offices, public-meeting space and exhibits complementing those in the adjacent museum.

The museum presents an interactive history of wireless communications, including exhibits about Marconi's ground-breaking achievements here and across the globe, a history of the activities at this facility (including its use by the U.S. Navy during World War II) and the Marconi company's part in rescuing survivors of the Titanic sinking.

The displays in the Education Center, which will change and evolve over time, focus on the present and future impact of wireless communications including one detailing tracking sharks with satellites and another on real-time ship tracking, again through wireless means.

For further information and specific times for all CMMC Centennial events, click here for our Calendar/Events page.

Click here for full schedule of Princess Marconi's 2014 US-Canada tour.

Renovation Complete on Historic "Hotel Nautilus"
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Hotel Nautilus

The renovation which began in the spring of 2013 is completed. The official opening will be on June 21st with the unveiling of the Education Center and new exhibits housed in the hotel space.

Click here to see the article from the Cape Cod Times from 4/4/14.

Click here to see the photo gallery from the Cape Cod Times.


Chatham Marconi Maritime Center video features the Battle of the Atlantic.

To see more about the video's creator, Ed Fouhy, and its background, click here to view the article published in the Cape Cod Chronicle (c) 2011, used with permission.
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The Marconi-RCA National Register District is a 13 acre site that complements the modest, finely crafted buildings, built in 1914, common in the early 20th century. Full exterior Historic Restoration of all 10 buildings on the site had been completed by the Town of Chatham in 2008. Interior renovations, including full ADA compliance, were completed by CMMC, in the Operating Building, ("Wireless Museum") in 2010 and the former Hotel Nautilus ("Education Center") in 2014, Recent exterior renovations by the Town of Chatham added ADA access and landscaping. Click on this link for a short history of the campus.


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