East Greenwich, Rhode Island: New England Wireless and Steam Museum

Electrical and mechanical engineering museum emphasizing the beginnings of radio and steam power.
1300 Frenchtown Rd, East Greenwich, RI
20 miles south of Providence. From south: I-95 north to exit 8. At bottom of exit ramp merge onto Route-2 south. Go through the traffic lights at Division Road, Middle Road, On Semiconductor, and Stanley Bostich. At the fifth set of traffic lights turn right onto Frenchtown Road for one mile and through the four-way stop at Tillinghast Road. 2nd entrance on left.
Th - volunteer day, usually someone there 9 am. Or by appt. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Wireless and Steam Museum

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum is an electrical and mechanical engineering museum emphasizing the beginnings of radio and steam power. Exhibits include early radio, telegraph, and television equipment, as well as stationary steam, hot air, gas and oil engines.

Try to attend their annual 'Steam-Up' in the fall.

[dave, 12/06/2009]

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