Opportunities for youngsters, adults and educators on a variety of STEM topics offered throughout the year.
From Marconi’s Spark to Modern Wireless!
Explore the history of 20th Century maritime radio,
and the innovative advances in
science and technology that followed.
NEW at CHATHAM MARCONI
Join us for a new series of interactive
STEM Family Programs this summer!
Our activities are fun for the whole family!
7/14: Exciting Electromagnets
7/21: Bristlebot Bonanza
7/28: Crazy About Cars
8/11: Amazing Astronomy
A Landmark Date In Radio History
Following World War I, the newly-formed Radio Corporation of America (RCA) acquired the assets of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America, including its unfinished installations at Chatham and Marion, Massachusetts. RCA installed state-of-the-art equipment manufactured by U.S. industrial giant General Electric, and trans-Atlantic station WSO went on the air on May 17, 1920. Come explore our newest exhibit, “Chatham On The Air”.
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center introduces “Radio to the Rescue”.
At the turn of the 20th century, radio communication ended the isolation of mariners at sea. Valuable lessons learned from early sea disasters on up to the present day help keep people safe today and have saved countless lives.
Enjoy a series of special events, fascinating speakers and new exhibits at the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum.
HOURS and EVENTS
Museum Open for the Season!
We look forward to welcoming the community back to the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum.
Reserve the entire Museum for your family and friends for a two-hour exclusive access visit (10 people max) or reserve individual spaces in a small group using our online reservation system; advance reservations required.
Scheduled Visit Times: (July 8 through September 6)
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday - 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM.
Wednesday through Saturday - 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM.
Virtual Summer Speaker Series
via Zoom, Thursdays at 7:00 PM
August 6, Richard G. Ryder and Patricia W. Hamilton
“The Story of U.S. Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat CG36500”
August 13, Ronald Farris
“Radio and Safety of Life at Sea”
September 3, Dick Kraycir
“Chatham During World War II”