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Seattle, Washington

Obscura Day 2015: Delve into Telehistory at the Museum of Communications

The history of the telephone from Alexander Graham Bell to Ma Bell is on display in this old central office turned museum.

What do you do when you've got a whole building full of outmoded telecommunications equipment? Make it a museum of course! The Herbert H. Warrick Jr. Museum of Communications is probably the best museum of its kind in the world, and it's right in our backyard!

Come with us and take this opportunity to examine what came before smartphones as we're guided through the guts of this old telephone central office by those who know its labyrinthine inner workings. The volunteers who run the museum and lead the tours have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the equipment and history.

Space is limited -RSVP REQUIRED!

DETAILS

The tour starts at 1:00pm sharp. There is a $5 suggested donation. No children under 12 years old, please!