Civic Center, 2 Park Street
Potsdam, NY 13676
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Welcome to Potsdam Public Museum, Potsdam, N.Y.


Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 2019

Can You Hear Me Now: A History of Telecommunications

We had our open house on Sunday the 8th from 2 pm to 4 pm. It was a great success! There was a small thank you speech by Mimi Van Deusen, our Museum Director, and a poem read by Celina Patterson, a staff... MORE

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OPEN: Tuesday-Friday 10 to 4

A History of Telecommunications
Sunday Dec 8 2019 @ 2 PM

***Thank you to everyone who came to our open house and made it a success! The exhibit will be up next year as well if you didn't get the chance to come to the open house.

Ready for a trip down memory lane?

Technology surrounds us wherever we go but what’s the meaning of it? Communication is deeply rooted in human nature. We developed language, written communication and now use tools to communicate around the world. To communicate is a basic human need, and tools help us do this.

Communication is the sending or receiving of information and telecommunication is communication over a distance by cable, telegraph, telephone, or broadcasting. Today we can exchange information far distances and instant message someone half way across the world.

Collected from the people of Potsdam, we are showcasing different forms of communication and telecommunication. We will be displaying the following items; computers, telephones, radios, cell phones, game consoles (like Nintendo 64), typewriters, lanterns, clocks and much more! 

*Our exhibit features a Victrola from 1919 and a Zenith HiFi from circa 1960s.*

                                           Department at the Archives!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         GIVE to the MUSEUM'S

RESEARCHERS: If you are traveling to the museum to do research, please call ahead and make an appointment so the staff can locate the appropriate files. Sometimes a family file contains just one obituary from a newspaper, other files may contain dozens of folders and personal letters.

This Museum is handicap accessible. Enter at the Emergency Services entrance by the municipal parking lot, the elevator is in lobby. Go to 2nd floor and follow signs to Museum!

2 Park Street . Civic Center . Potsdam . NY . 13676