Wednesday-Sunday 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum
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Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to engage, educate and inspire visitors of all ages and interests with the rich history of wireless communication on Cape Cod, and the limitless future potential of science and technology to transform our lives. The Center sits on the 11.3-acre site of the former Marconi-RCA Wireless Receiving Station built for Guglielmo Marconi in 1914, and which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The 10 original distinctive buildings and the adjacent antenna field which comprise the campus have been preserved by the Town of Chatham. Marconi’s Wireless Receiving Station was initially part of his visionary global network planned to link America with Europe and Japan. Today, the former Operations and Residence Hotel buildings serve respectively as CMMC’s Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum and Education Center.
Chatham Marconi Maritime Center’s mission is executed through operation of the museum and the advancement of youth STEM education, principally in communications science. In addition to the museum’s unique historical and current-technology exhibits and interpretive programs, CMMC conducts STEM courses for grade school students and families, both in conjunction with local schools and with an expansive in-house Summer Science curriculum.