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NYMT – Development of American Telegraph
January 25, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
The New York Museum of Transportation announces its winter event schedule including slide talks and presentations on area trolley history, the Rochester Subway, the Can of Worms, the history of the telegraph and many other interesting topics. All events are on Sundays. They start at 1:00 pm in the museum gallery and are free with admission ($5.00 adults, $4.00 age 3-12).
Sunday, January 25 “Development of American Telegraph”
The telegraph was one of the first examples of instant communications over long distances, forever changing how we conduct business and stay in touch with one another. Chris Hausler presents a working display of basic land-line American Morse telegraph technology as used in the first few decades of the 20th century. Chris brings the technology forward to today with the Internet and computers acting as a “virtual telegraph line” for active demonstrations.