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Princess Elettra Marconi Visits Chatham Marconi Maritime Center

December 31, 2018

The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (CMMC) was again honored to host the Princess Elettra Marconi Giovanelli, daughter of wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi from May 30 through June 3, 2018.  She was accompanied by her assistant, Professor Livio Spinelli of Rome, Italy, and participated in a series of events detailed in the accompanying press release.  Before departing on June 4, she also arranged for local artist Steve Lyons to exhibit in Rome and Bolgna, Italy in the Fall, and attended a farewell dinner in Boston hosted by Roger Michel and Alexy Karenowska of The Institute for Digital Archaeology.  This pre-visit press release outlined her itinerary:

Marconi Center Could Be Model For Preservation Of 16th Century Italian Palazzo

December 31, 2018

One the occasion of her recent visit to Chatham as a guest of CMMC, Princess Elettra Marconi received a tour and an update on the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum’s progress since her last visit in 2014, as reported in The Cape Cod Chronicle in article by Liz Van Wye.   (Reprinted with permission of The Cape Cod Chronicle.)

New Marconi Center Exhibit Tunes in to South Chatham Transmitter Site

February 14, 2018

Bill Ryder at T-3 Transmitter


One the eve of the 70th anniversary of the inaugural transmissions from the new station, the Cape Cod Chronicle carried an article by Alan Pollack about the upcoming exhibit, and featuring an interview with former RCA employee and current CMMC Board member Ron Farris.  Readers will find it an entertaining footnote to the exhibit.(Reprinted with permission of The Cape Cod Chronicle.)


CMMC Hosts Well-Attended Second Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series Program

October 13, 2016

On Thursday evening October 13, Ms. Beth Fouhy, daughter of the late Ed Fouhy and an accomplished political broadcast journalist in her own right, presented “Presidential Election 2016”. Following a local tradition established by her late father, she shared her extensive knowledge and insights regarding the 2016 presidential election process from the media’s perspective.

Beth Fouhy has spent more than two decades as a political reporter, producer and editor at major U.S. news organizations. At the time of her presentation, she was Senior Editor for Politics at NBC News and MSNBC, where she helped supervise coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign across television and digital platforms. She also frequently appeared as an analyst on TV programs including Hardball, Meet the Press Daily and MSNBC Live.


Dr. Roger Denk Signs “The Gathering”

July 30, 2016

On Saturday, July 30 Roger Denk, Ph.D. signed copies of his newest novel The Gathering from 12:30 until 2:30 PM at CMMC’s Education Center. Copies of the book are now available for sale at the Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum bookstore.

At the center of The Gathering is the bravery of the men and women assigned to ‘Station C’, as the Navy called Chatham’s RCA ship-to-shore communications facility.

It's early in World War II. Chatham, like most of the US, has seen a burst of patriotism after Pearl Harbor. The tide is shifting, as hundreds of military and civilian personnel flood the little fishing village. The RCA ship-to-shore communications facility has been taken over by the Navy. It is a frightening new world. Ethan Doane, a high schooler not yet of draft age becomes entwined in the new normal, dealing with the shooting death of a close friend, then being a witness to fifth column activity, and ends up helping to foil a major German plot, then...

Capt. Bob Ryder Book Signing

July 23, 2016

On Saturday July 23, Chatham native and career commercial fisherman Robert Ryder, better known as Captain Bob Ryder, met the public and signed copies of his memoir Voyages From Chatham from 12:30 until 2:30 PM at the CMMC Education Center.

In Voyages From Chatham, Capt. Ryder escorts us through a life lived on the water as a child, a teenager, a husband and father. He shares it all: successes, failures, the bitter, the sweet and the lessons learned along the way. From Chatham to Nova Scotia to the Panama Canal, to California and back again, Ryder encountered sharks, fire, sinkings and hypothermia, as well as record catches, pet-able whales, moonlight miraclesand a solar eclipse. Through it all one constant prevailed: the incredible camaraderie shared by men who give their lives, and their hearts, to the sea.

Cape Cod Life "Best of 2016" Silver Winner!

July 01, 2016

Chatham Marconi Maritime Center's museum was voted a Silver Winner in the "Lower Cape / Things To Do" category, by readers of Cape Cod Life, in the magazine's Best of 2016 edition.

The museum placed among some of the best-known and well-established history and art museum attractions on the Cape & Islands.


Thank you to our visitors for nominating us for this honor! It was unexpected, and came as a most pleasant surprise.


If you have not yet visited our Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, we look forward to welcoming you this summer.

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