Thorp, Wisconsin: Telephone Museum

The ancestors of today's Smart Phones, in all their bulky, wooden glory. H.G. Allen Telecommunications historical collection is in the Telephone Heritage Room.

Thorp Historical Society Museum

Address:
305 W. Birch St., Thorp, WI
Directions:
Northwest side of town. From Hwy 73/N. Washington St. turn west onto W. Birch St. and drive a little over two blocks.
Hours:
1st Weekend in June-Labor Day Sa-Su 1-4 (Call to verify)
Phone:
715-669-5943
Admission:
Free
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Telephone Museum

Today everyone carries a telephone in their pocket; this museum pays tribute to its predecessors, the ancestors of the Smart Phone. During your visit you will see antique telephones, an operator's station, the cable that telephone signals ran through, and an early phone booth. It seems hard to believe that a hundred years ago telephones were just being introduced to the world. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

[Margaret Guyette, 06/30/2013]

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