Keep Calm And Take Stuff Apart

The Makers are Coming...

The Telephone Museum, Inc.

The Telephone Museum is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Public Charity Teaching Museum. Discover Telephone History in the Greater Boston Area where the telephone was invented! View one of the first Telephones ever made here in Boston by Charles Williams Jr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspiring Enthusiasm for Engineering

The Telephone Museum fosters enthusiasm for engineering by leveraging America’s remarkable telephone history with educational programs that compare modern day telecommunications to vintage technology. The museum’s telephone collection is the focal point of this effort, and in conjunction with a maker space, serves to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit which gave birth to the telephone and continues to drive today’s inventors and innovators.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interactive Experiences for Everyone

The insides of today's stuff is harder to see without specialized instruments, so we tear apart old analog phones to see the componentry that converts voice to electric current and back again. Then we compare this seemingly larger than life componentry of the 19TH century to today's semiconductor based versions. All things being equal, Ohm's Law is why smartphones work the same way as a candlestick phone. Furthermore, Ohm's Law is fundamental to all circuit design including smartphone RF and Logic circuit designs. So, in the spirit of taking stuff apart that is meaningful, The Telephone museum offers telephone workshops of all levels of electric theory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone Workshops

Our ‘Telephone Workshops’ offer children and young adults an inspirational opportunity to discover electricity and engineering with old and new telephones. The activity fosters enthusiasm for engineering by leveraging America’s remarkable telephone history in a hands-on environment by using electric theory, mathematics, and a screw driver. By comparing modern day semiconductor architecture to historically significant artifacts, the Telephone Workshops serve to cultivate the intrinsic curiosity which gave birth to the telephone and continues to drive today’s inventors and innovators.

When you were a kid, did you take stuff apart just to find out what was inside? The insides of today's stuff is harder to see without specialized instruments, so we tear apart old analog phones to see the componentry that converts voice to electric current and back to voice. Then we compare this seemingly larger than life componentry of the 19TH and 20TH centuries to today's semiconductor based versions. All things being equal, Ohm's Law is why smartphones work the same way as a candlestick phone. Furthermore, Ohm's Law is a mathematical ratio fundamental to all circuit design including smartphone RF and Logic circuit designs. So, in the spirit of taking stuff apart that is meaningful, we offer ‘Telephone Workshops’. Our project goal is to develop specific guidance for informal science education organizations in addressing sustained STEM learning experiences. Sign up for a workshop today>> http://telephone-museum.org/telephone-workshops/

The Telephone Museum is Located in the Lincoln Studios Building (formally Jordan’s Furniture)

Museum Information:

We are Located at 289 Moody Street, Suite 111, Waltham, MA. 02453, Phone: (781) 314-6864
We are Open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:30AM to 2:30PM
Admission: Adults $8.50, 12 years and Under Free, Students Free with ID, and Seniors Pay What They Feel is Appropriate.
Private Tours: 10.50 per person
email: thetelephonemuseum@gmail.com

Know Before You Go (Click on Map for Bigger Image)

Big parking lot behind the building is very inexpensive – $2.00/12 hours.
Located in the middle of the restaurant district for great lunch and dinner selections.
Easy access off Route 128 or the Mass Pike.

100% of Donations are delivered through PayPal