The museum is temporarily closed until Spring. The 2021 season schedule will be announced at a later date.
Over the Winter, our volunteers will be busy adding and refreshing exhibits, as well as producing our virtual program offerings. If you would like to know more about volunteering at the museum or the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center, we invite you to see our Volunteer page under the RESOURCES tab
View from the CMMC Antenna Trail
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."
WCC During WWII
WCC circa 1986
WCC Radio Operator Phil Davison
First Thursday Speaker Series
From Sparks to 5G and Beyond!
February 4 at 7:00 PM
Ira Brodsky, Author:
The History of Wireless
How Creative Minds Produced Technology For The Masses
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes consultant and author Ira Brodsky to its virtual First Thursday Speaker Series
Wireless technology has come very far, very fast. Our speaker, Ira Brodsky, takes you on an historical tour of amazing and sometimes surprising wireless innovations; the theories, experiments, and controversies that paved the way; and a glimpse of what the future may hold.
The First Thursday Speaker Series is free to Chatham Marconi Members. General Admission for non-members is $10, which permits one linked computer to access the Zoom webinar. Why not join now at
to enjoy this and future programs at no charge?
Visit our museum shop to purchase Ira's book:
Virtual programs are free for
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center members. Save the dates!
“From Sparks to 5G and Beyond!”
Ira Brodsky, Author -"The History Of Wireless"
"Radio Tracking Birds"
Pamela Loring, PhD
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Division of Migratory Birds
"Autonomy in the Maritime Industry"
Capt. Lauren Lamm
Vessel Test Lead
Sea Machines Robotics, Inc
"LunaNet: NASA's Wireless Network on the Moon"
Eric Poole, PhD
Division Systems Engineer for Exploration and Space Communications,
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
CMMC Campus Today
Opportunities for children, adults and educators on a variety of STEM topics offered throughout the year.
Explore the history of 20th Century maritime radio and innovative advances in science and technology.