Chatham Marconi Maritime Center welcomes Dick Kraycir, Historian and Director Emeritus, to its Virtual Summer Speaker Series
In 1942 there was no question that a war going on if you lived in Chatham. The Navy was at the RCA station, the SPARS were busy at the Coast Guard Station, RADAR was being erected on Stepping Stones, and the hotels were filled with military personnel. Blackouts were in force, the USO was in town, and of course there was a very busy laundry for uniforms! The Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum Wireless History Gallery’s WWII exhibit has some interesting artifacts and presents the station when it was the main American station intercepting Nazi transmissions. To supplement that exhibit, Dick has searched through historical records to present this slice of live in Chatham during World War II. And for anyone who was on Cape Cod and can remember Chatham during that time, Dick would be delighted to hear your story and share your pictures in the talk. Let him know by e-mailinginfo@ChathamMarconi.org and he will be in contact for whatever you would like to share. This is a virtual program, so get some beer and pretzels and settle in for an interesting presentation.
Our speaker J. Richard Kraycir is a Director Emeritus, Past President and current Chair of Chatham Marconi Maritime Center’s Advisory Council. He has been an active researcher, exhibit designer and volunteer docent since the museum's opening.