I am going on a trip to the midwest (Chicago/Milwaukee area) and I am wondering if anyone knows of any telco or related museum in the area.
I have found a couple of lists online but they seem out of date. (mostly this one pops up: http://www.nationali...fault.asp?id=30 but most of the email addresses listed there bounce back.) This one looks more up to date: http://www.oldphonew....com/links.html
I plan to follow up with some phone calls (especially for the 2 listings in WI since I will be in Milwaukee)
I heard there was a good museum in Seattle (I think there was a presentation on this at the Next Hope conference) but I have not made it to WA yet.
1) Anyone know of any good telco museums in the Chicago/Milwaukee area and
2) Anyone have any good stories about telco museums in general? I might be able to dig up some pictures of Gridley if anyone is interested.
Here are a few listings I found onlne that I want to get to eventually, if they still exist:
The Museum of Communications
P.O. Box 81103,
Seattle, Washington (WA) 98108, USA
Telephone Pioneers of America Museum
445 Commack Rd
Commack, NY 11725
Verizon TelecomPioneers Museum of Virginia
713 E. Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone Pioneer Museum of Texas Museum at One Bell Plaza
208 S Ackard
Dallas TX 214 464-4359
Telephone Pioneers Museum showcasing the history of the Blue Ridge Telephone Pioneers.
Lenoir, NC. (828) 728-4511.
Edited by Spoof5.2.2, 03 July 2011 - 05:50 PM.