National Electronics Museum

National Electronics Museum From telegraph and radio to radar and satellites, the National Electronics Museum offers visitors access to the electronic marvels that have helped to shape our country and our world.

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11/22/2021
We've added 14 items to our garage sale today! The latest selection is live now: https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.o...
11/17/2021

We've added 14 items to our garage sale today! The latest selection is live now:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf

Contact Mike Simons to shop: 410-765-3803 or [email protected]

We've added 14 items to our garage sale today! The latest selection is live now:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf

Contact Mike Simons to shop: 410-765-3803 or [email protected]

11/15/2021

The National Electronics Museum will be closing at 2pm on Tuesday, November 16th.

11/10/2021
Events – NATIONAL ELECTRONICS MUSEUM

There are new items listed today for our Garage Sale! Check them out:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf

For more info on how to shop, visit https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/events/

Events Annual Events   Electronica Music Fest Electronica was virtual last year! Videos at the link above on November 7, 2020. MAARC Winterfest, annually in January The Mid-Atlantic Antique Radio Club holds its annual RadioWinterFest swap meet at the National Electronics museum. This all-indoor mee...

Because of continuing crowd restrictions we are unable to hold our annual swap meet, but we have not stopped accumulatin...
11/04/2021

Because of continuing crowd restrictions we are unable to hold our annual swap meet, but we have not stopped accumulating stuff. Therefore to keep our storage areas cleared, we will be holding an online/limited in-person garage sale throughout the month of November. Click here for a catalogue with brief descriptions, photos and sale prices:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf We will be updating the list every Wednesday morning through 1 December, so make sure you check back to see what we’ve added.

Check out our Events page for details on how to shop: https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/events/

Because of continuing crowd restrictions we are unable to hold our annual swap meet, but we have not stopped accumulating stuff. Therefore to keep our storage areas cleared, we will be holding an online/limited in-person garage sale throughout the month of November. Click here for a catalogue with brief descriptions, photos and sale prices:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf We will be updating the list every Wednesday morning through 1 December, so make sure you check back to see what we’ve added.

Check out our Events page for details on how to shop: https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/events/

Happy Halloween from Director Mike Simons! We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween weekend.
10/28/2021

Happy Halloween from Director Mike Simons! We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween weekend.

Happy Halloween from Director Mike Simons! We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween weekend.

Tomorrow (15 October) is National Boss Day! Happy Boss Day to NEM Director Mike Simons.
10/14/2021

Tomorrow (15 October) is National Boss Day! Happy Boss Day to NEM Director Mike Simons.

Tomorrow (15 October) is National Boss Day! Happy Boss Day to NEM Director Mike Simons.

10/13/2021

Wednesday, 13 October is International Day for Failure. Why not take this opportunity to remember that failure is not the enemy, but the fear of failure is. Day for Failure is a holiday to rethink, share, and learn from failure. Sometimes a failure is really just a happy accident that can teach us something useful about ourselves or our projects. Is there anything you’ve put off trying for fear of failing?

Happy Birthday to George Westinghouse! (1846-1914). The National Electronics Museum was founded by employees of Westingh...
10/06/2021

Happy Birthday to George Westinghouse! (1846-1914). The National Electronics Museum was founded by employees of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. This bust of George has lived in various staff offices over the years, always watching over the museum. (Director Mike for scale.)

Happy Birthday to George Westinghouse! (1846-1914). The National Electronics Museum was founded by employees of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. This bust of George has lived in various staff offices over the years, always watching over the museum. (Director Mike for scale.)

Tomorrow, Tuesday 5 October 2021, is IEEE Day. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization for t...
10/04/2021
5th October, IEEE Day 2021 – IEEE Day 2021 is on 5th October!

Tomorrow, Tuesday 5 October 2021, is IEEE Day. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. Join us in celebrating electrical and electronic engineers for their contributions to society!

https://ieeeday.org/

Related info >> Education Week // Young Professional 25th Anniversary // Section Toolkit // Working with Children IEEE Day 2021 is on the 5th of October! Submit your event for IEEE Day 2021 here! Facebook Twitter Instagram Linkedin IEEE Day 2021 Celebrations begin in: Previous Next LET THE CELEBRATI...

Happy Birthday to Hans Geiger (1882-1945), inventor of the Geiger Counter. Today, 30 September, is also the anniversary ...
09/30/2021

Happy Birthday to Hans Geiger (1882-1945), inventor of the Geiger Counter. Today, 30 September, is also the anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Nautilus (1954), the first operational nuclear powered submarine. Coincidence?

Happy Birthday to Hans Geiger (1882-1945), inventor of the Geiger Counter. Today, 30 September, is also the anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Nautilus (1954), the first operational nuclear powered submarine. Coincidence?

09/27/2021
The last Saturday in September is Save Your Photos Day. Why not take a minute this weekend to plug in the external memor...
09/23/2021

The last Saturday in September is Save Your Photos Day. Why not take a minute this weekend to plug in the external memory device or log onto the cloud and backup your data? It might spare you a headache later.

The last Saturday in September is Save Your Photos Day. Why not take a minute this weekend to plug in the external memory device or log onto the cloud and backup your data? It might spare you a headache later.

09/20/2021

Tomorrow, 21 September, is National IT Professionals Day. Let’s all take a moment to thank the Information Technology experts in our lives who make sure our computing runs smoothly. Have you tried turning it off and back on again?
[Image is of Sequia Chamelion “luggable” computer on display at NEM]

This coming Saturday, 18 September, is Museum Day! NEM is happy to participate again in this annual celebration of bound...
09/16/2021

This coming Saturday, 18 September, is Museum Day! NEM is happy to participate again in this annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Find participating museums (including NEM) and get your free ticket on their website: https://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021/

This coming Saturday, 18 September, is Museum Day! NEM is happy to participate again in this annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Find participating museums (including NEM) and get your free ticket on their website: https://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021/

Wednesday 15 September is National Online Learning Day. NEM offers a variety of virtual education tools on our Remote Le...
09/13/2021

Wednesday 15 September is National Online Learning Day. NEM offers a variety of virtual education tools on our Remote Learning Resources webpage; use them to learn anywhere, anytime: https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/remote-learning-resources/

Wednesday 15 September is National Online Learning Day. NEM offers a variety of virtual education tools on our Remote Learning Resources webpage; use them to learn anywhere, anytime: https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/remote-learning-resources/

09/09/2021

Tomorrow, 10 September, is National TV Dinner Day. TV dinners are a great example of how multiple technologies combine to make something that revolutionizes daily life. Although microwave ovens (1947) have actually been around longer than TV dinners (1953), it wasn’t until 1986 that TV dinners were sold with microwave safe plates.

NEM is closed today, Monday 6 September, in observance of Labor Day. Today is also National Read a Book Day. Are you rea...
09/06/2021
50 of The Best Science Books - 2021 • 2021 The Planets

NEM is closed today, Monday 6 September, in observance of Labor Day.

Today is also National Read a Book Day. Are you reading any interesting books about technology right now? If you're looking for your next STEM related read, check out some of the ideas here: https://theplanets.org/best-science-books/

Check out our list of the best science books you can buy online. There's some great titles in here so be sure to click through to find out more.

09/02/2021

The museum will close at 2pm on Friday, 3 September.

NEM is pleased to participate in the return of Museum Day on September 18, 2021.Museum Day is an annual celebration of b...
09/02/2021
History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places Smithsonian Magazine

NEM is pleased to participate in the return of Museum Day on September 18, 2021.
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Visit their website to find participating museums (in addition to NEM) and get your ticket: https://smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2021/

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket

Happy Slinky Day! This marvelous toy is a great tool to teach physics principles including gravity, inertia, kinetic ene...
08/30/2021
How Does a Slinky Work? | Design Squad

Happy Slinky Day! This marvelous toy is a great tool to teach physics principles including gravity, inertia, kinetic energy, momentum, and potential. It’s also useful in explaining how electromagnetic and sound waves travel. Grab a slinky and experiment!
Here’s a fun video about slinky physics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyTeAAflrMQ And a video about waves: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT4KAc0Ag1E

Watch as Deysi explains the physics behind how a slinky toy works.For more videos, activities and games visit pbskids.org/designsquad

Free Amateur Radio ClassARCNEM - the Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum - will once again offer their...
08/26/2021

Free Amateur Radio Class

ARCNEM - the Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum - will once again offer their FREE class to prepare students to take the Technician level exam. This entry level course is the perfect place to start for anyone interested in becoming a "ham", aka amateur radio operator. Registration is required.

Where: online via Zoom
When: Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30
7 sessions (9 September - 21 October)
Cost: FREE

To register contact [email protected]

Free Amateur Radio Class

ARCNEM - the Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum - will once again offer their FREE class to prepare students to take the Technician level exam. This entry level course is the perfect place to start for anyone interested in becoming a "ham", aka amateur radio operator. Registration is required.

Where: online via Zoom
When: Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30
7 sessions (9 September - 21 October)
Cost: FREE

To register contact [email protected]

The Blue Star Museums program has just over two weeks left in 2021 for active duty military members and their families t...
08/23/2021
Blue Star Museums

The Blue Star Museums program has just over two weeks left in 2021 for active duty military members and their families to visit thousands of museums for free, including NEM! For more about Blue Star Museums and to find a list of participating museums visit their website https://www.arts.gov/initiatives/blue-star-museums

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and museums across America offering free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

Happy National Radio Day! NEM has more than 450 radios and radio components in our Historic Collection. Here are some of...
08/20/2021

Happy National Radio Day! NEM has more than 450 radios and radio components in our Historic Collection. Here are some of those radios on display in our exhibits – were any of these the same kind as your first radio?

08/16/2021

Today is National Tell a Joke Day. I’d love to tell you an electronics joke, but I cannot think of one currently.

Today is National Vinyl Record Day. The closest we can offer to vinyl is this RCA Victor “Victrola” record player circa ...
08/12/2021

Today is National Vinyl Record Day. The closest we can offer to vinyl is this RCA Victor “Victrola” record player circa 1918, which you can see on display in our “Electronics and You” gallery alongside devices for playing music that preceded it and came after it. What technology did you first listen to music on?

Today is National Vinyl Record Day. The closest we can offer to vinyl is this RCA Victor “Victrola” record player circa 1918, which you can see on display in our “Electronics and You” gallery alongside devices for playing music that preceded it and came after it. What technology did you first listen to music on?

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Book Lovers will be relieved to know that although NEM recently scaled down our library ...
08/09/2021

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Book Lovers will be relieved to know that although NEM recently scaled down our library we still have over 4000 books. This refined library contains books specific to our mission with topics including radar, electronic counter measures, radio, telegraph, and other electronics systems history and technology. The library is open to the public during regular museum hours, with paid admission.

Happy National Book Lovers Day! Book Lovers will be relieved to know that although NEM recently scaled down our library we still have over 4000 books. This refined library contains books specific to our mission with topics including radar, electronic counter measures, radio, telegraph, and other electronics systems history and technology. The library is open to the public during regular museum hours, with paid admission.

Today is National Work Like a Dog Day. Sometimes Director Mike will bring one of his dogs in and while I can’t say we al...
08/05/2021

Today is National Work Like a Dog Day. Sometimes Director Mike will bring one of his dogs in and while I can’t say we all get as much work done, we do all like the dog!

Today is National Work Like a Dog Day. Sometimes Director Mike will bring one of his dogs in and while I can’t say we all get as much work done, we do all like the dog!

Happy National Coloring Book Day! Here’s a picture of the SCR-270 antenna outdoor exhibit at NEM for you to color.
08/02/2021

Happy National Coloring Book Day! Here’s a picture of the SCR-270 antenna outdoor exhibit at NEM for you to color.

Happy National Coloring Book Day! Here’s a picture of the SCR-270 antenna outdoor exhibit at NEM for you to color.

Feeling the heat? Here’s a snowy Throwback Thursday photo of the SPG-55 antenna outside NEM just after the blizzard of 2...
07/29/2021

Feeling the heat? Here’s a snowy Throwback Thursday photo of the SPG-55 antenna outside NEM just after the blizzard of 2010.

Feeling the heat? Here’s a snowy Throwback Thursday photo of the SPG-55 antenna outside NEM just after the blizzard of 2010.

07/26/2021

Today is National Aunt and Uncle Day! Enjoy some time with your extended family with a visit to NEM. We’re open 9am to 4pm Monday through Friday, and 3rd and 4th Saturdays of each month 10am to 2pm.

Since rockets to space are a topic of much discussion this month, here’s a related photo from our Collection: the Westin...
07/22/2021

Since rockets to space are a topic of much discussion this month, here’s a related photo from our Collection: the Westinghouse booth at a 1960s trade show, exhibiting their “capabilities for space”.

Since rockets to space are a topic of much discussion this month, here’s a related photo from our Collection: the Westinghouse booth at a 1960s trade show, exhibiting their “capabilities for space”.

Happy Birthday to Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven. Spencer’s work at Raytheon to develop a more efficient ...
07/19/2021

Happy Birthday to Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven. Spencer’s work at Raytheon to develop a more efficient magnetron for radar applications led to applying magnetron technology to cooking. This is a great example of how military research and technological developments often result in civilian applications.

Seen here is a portrait of Percy Spencer in NEM’s Historical Collection. This portrait originally hung in the Raytheon offices, and now is on the NEM office hallway where he inspires our staff to think outside the box.
https://www.invent.org/inductees/percy-l-spencer

Happy Birthday to Percy Spencer, inventor of the microwave oven. Spencer’s work at Raytheon to develop a more efficient magnetron for radar applications led to applying magnetron technology to cooking. This is a great example of how military research and technological developments often result in civilian applications.

Seen here is a portrait of Percy Spencer in NEM’s Historical Collection. This portrait originally hung in the Raytheon offices, and now is on the NEM office hallway where he inspires our staff to think outside the box.
https://www.invent.org/inductees/percy-l-spencer

Today, 16 July, marks the anniversary of the launch of NASA's Apollo 11 mission (1969). On display at NEM is the Lunar T...
07/16/2021

Today, 16 July, marks the anniversary of the launch of NASA's Apollo 11 mission (1969). On display at NEM is the Lunar Television Camera. This Westinghouse-made camera is identical to the camera that broadcasted the lunar landing, which is still on the moon.

Today, 16 July, marks the anniversary of the launch of NASA's Apollo 11 mission (1969). On display at NEM is the Lunar Television Camera. This Westinghouse-made camera is identical to the camera that broadcasted the lunar landing, which is still on the moon.

Since it’s so hot, here’s a video about how we can “see” using heat with InfraRed technology: https://youtu.be/E-kyL_6da...
07/12/2021
IR Camera Demo

Since it’s so hot, here’s a video about how we can “see” using heat with InfraRed technology: https://youtu.be/E-kyL_6dakg

Watch as we demonstrate our IR camera, how it detects heat, and how it compares to a regular black and white video camera.

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Our mission is to promote and encourage the study of science and engineering, using our electronic heritage to educate and inspire students and the general public. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and makes available for research various artifacts, documents, and publications related to development of defense and other key electronics systems and the commercial products derived from them. We provide visitors with an appreciation of the evolutionary milestones in electronics that led to the sophisticated products in use today, and honor the achievements of the pioneers who made these advancements possible.

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We've added 14 items to our garage sale today! The latest selection is live now:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf Contact Mike Simons to shop: 410-765-3803 or [email protected]
The National Electronics Museum will be closing at 2pm on Tuesday, November 16th.
There are new items listed today for our Garage Sale! Check them out:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf For more info on how to shop, visit https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/events/
Because of continuing crowd restrictions we are unable to hold our annual swap meet, but we have not stopped accumulating stuff. Therefore to keep our storage areas cleared, we will be holding an online/limited in-person garage sale throughout the month of November. Click here for a catalogue with brief descriptions, photos and sale prices:https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2021-Fall-Garage-Sale.pdf We will be updating the list every Wednesday morning through 1 December, so make sure you check back to see what we’ve added. Check out our Events page for details on how to shop: https://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/index.php/events/
Happy Halloween from Director Mike Simons! We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween weekend.
Tomorrow (15 October) is National Boss Day! Happy Boss Day to NEM Director Mike Simons.
Wednesday, 13 October is International Day for Failure. Why not take this opportunity to remember that failure is not the enemy, but the fear of failure is. Day for Failure is a holiday to rethink, share, and learn from failure. Sometimes a failure is really just a happy accident that can teach us something useful about ourselves or our projects. Is there anything you’ve put off trying for fear of failing?
Happy Birthday to George Westinghouse! (1846-1914). The National Electronics Museum was founded by employees of Westinghouse Electric Corporation. This bust of George has lived in various staff offices over the years, always watching over the museum. (Director Mike for scale.)
Tomorrow, Tuesday 5 October 2021, is IEEE Day. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization for the advancement of technology. Join us in celebrating electrical and electronic engineers for their contributions to society! https://ieeeday.org/
Happy Birthday to Hans Geiger (1882-1945), inventor of the Geiger Counter. Today, 30 September, is also the anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Nautilus (1954), the first operational nuclear powered submarine. Coincidence?