New Exhibits for 2020
Wireless History Gallery
“Chatham on the Air.”
This year, we proudly celebrate the second of three consecutive centennial events, each historically important to both Chatham and America. Following World War I, the newly-formed Radio Corporation of America (RCA) acquired 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 to create Chatham Port wireless station WSO.
On May 17, 1920, RCA inaugurated service between Chatham Port and Norway, finally realizing Marconi’s dream of sustainable trans-Atlantic communication. Come explore our newest exhibit, “Chatham on the Air.”
Wireless Today Gallery
Radio to the Rescue
The museum features “Radio to the Rescue” this season. Radio communication ended the isolation of mariners at sea. The valuable lessons learned from early - and even more recent - sea rescues are explored in new exhibits.
Learn how radio and satellite technologies keep people safe today, and help save countless lives by aiding the Coast Guard in maritime rescues.
Visit our virtual speaker series schedule for in-depth discussions about rescues at sea.