New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Overview

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum, Dedicated to preserving the beginnings of radio and steam power.

Contact Information

1300 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818
United States

view phone 401-885-0545

view website http://www.newsm.org/

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Description

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum was founded in 1960 and is dedicated to preserving the beginnings of radio and steam power. The museum has one of the largest displays of operational stationary steam engines, including the only George H. Corliss engine running under steam. Rhode Island was a technology center in the 19th century so many of the steam engines that are on display were manufactured locally. The Museum has a large collection of pre-1950 wireless equipment, including Walter Massie's wireless telegraph station and equipment. The Massie station was originally located in Point Judith and was moved to the museum in 1983. The 1822 Meeting Hall was moved to the museum in 1972. The building has been completely restored and features an antique reed organ and an early Hammond electric organ. This charming hall can be rented for various functions, and will seat 110. There is a large grass area to the side of the meeting hall suitable for a reception tent.

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