New Fall Museum Hours

Make an individual or small group reservation or reserve the entire museum for a private tour.

September 7 through October 25
Tuesday through Sunday: 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (General Admission only)
Tuesday through Saturday:  10:30 a.m. (Private Tour only; 24-hour advance reservation required)
Monday: Closed

October 26 through November 22

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (General Admission only)
Wednesday through Saturday: 10:30 a.m. (Exclusive Admission private tour only; 48-hour advance reservation required)
Monday and Tuesday: Closed.


Closed for Thanksgiving Nov. 21 through 26.


Friday & Saturday, November 27 & 28


10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.

(General Admission only)

November 29 through December 12


Wednesday through Saturday: 10:30 a.m. (Exclusive Admission private tour only; 48-hour advance reservation required)


Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: Closed


The museum will be closed for the holidays from December 13 through January 5

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."

First Thursday Speaker Series

Virtual programs are free for

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members. Save the dates!


November 5

"In Vietnam, Radio Was My Lifeline"

David Van Wye


December 3

"WWII Weathermen at Sea"

Joe Hoyt (NOAA)


January 7

"Robotics and Technology for Underwater Exploration"

Andy Bowen (WHOI)

In Vietnam, Radio Was My Lifeline


November 5 at 7:00 PM
David Van Wye

Author of historical novels Saving Ben Tre and Vietnam Blues 
















As a U.S. Army infantry officer during the Vietnam War, Van Wye served as a military advisor to local village/hamlet forces and a South Vietnamese infantry battalion in 1970 and 1971.  For the infantry, the ubiquitous Field Radio was critical to all operations and essential to a soldier’s survival in a combat zone.  Van Wye’s presentation centers on its capabilities, operating procedures and effective use in tactical situations.

Presented via Zoom.  General admission $10;

Active and retired military free;

Members free.  

More Information, Photos and Tickets

From the Mayflower to King Philip's War

Offered by the Orleans Historical Society

New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias

virtual presentation Thursday, Oct. 29 @ 7pm titled:

"From the Mayflower to King Philip's War"

New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias will present a virtual, illustrated program at 7pm on Thursday, October 29 about the King Philip's War between the colonists and Native Americans in 1675-76, and the years preceding it. Hosted by the Centers for Culture and History in Orleans (the CHO), the program is free to CHO and Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members; guest tickets are $5. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Explore the history of 20th Century maritime radio and innovative advances in science and technology.

Opportunities for children, adults and educators on a variety of STEM topics offered throughout the year.

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