Our collection begins with one of the first modern applications of the Scientific Method by Sir William Gilbert in 1600. His revolutionary book, De Magnete, is here in the Museum. In addition this gallery features rare artifacts from the study of static electricity, placed in the context of an authentically recreated 18th century laboratory–just like the ones Benjamin Franklin and other “natural philosophers” of the era might have used. Here are but a few of the highlights:
This exhibit features artifacts and inventions from an unparalleled century of scientific achievement in relation to electrical innovation. The worlds first batteries, electrical motors, electric lights, telephony, telegraphy and medicinal devices are on display. Inventions by Edison, Tesla, Morse, Hughes, Volta and other giants of this century are available for viewing. Here are a few examples:
The Beginning of Radio and the Wireless Era (1853-1920)
This gallery features a recreation of the Wireless Room on the Titanic, the Collins Wireless Telephone and many inventions and innovations of the early radio pioneers. See the tools used to prove the existence of Radio Waves and the inventions that changed the way the world communicated. Here are a few examples on display:
This gallery features one of the most comprehensive collections of early home radio technology in the world. The rise of radio launched the information age and this gallery shows the inventions that made it possible.
This gallery features the most comprehensive collection from the Golden Age of Radio. During this period Radio brought the nation together around historic broadcasts. The rise of Ham Radio Technology enabled people to communicate around the world from the comfort of their home. Come see the inventions and science that supported the Golden Age of Radio.