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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
MARCONI - RCA
2020 VISIT ARRANGEMENTS
We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum beginning Wednesday, July 8!
Consistent with state and local reopening guidelines, we have new systems in place to ensure that members, volunteers, and visitors will have a safe and enjoyable museum experience.
This season, advance reservations are required for all museum visits in order to conform to state and local COVID-19 operating restrictions, including occupancy limits and guidelines for contact tracing.
You can reserve a time for a museum visit using our new online reservation system on our Plan Your Visit web page.
Members and visitors have the option to either reserve the entire museum for family and friends for a two-hour visit or to reserve individual spaces in a small group tour.
From July 8 through September 6, scheduled visit times will be:
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.
Should you have any questions before you visit, e-mail us at info@ChathamMarconi.org or call us at 508-945-8889.
Thank you for your patience and your support!
JOIN OUR MUSEUM HOST/GUIDE TEAM !
This season, we will have 3 hours morning or afternoon shifts available for Museum Hosts.
We have volunteer opportunities for high school and college students, too – spread the word! Thank you; we think you will find the experience rewarding.