Albuquerque, New Mexico: Telephone Museum of New Mexico: JFK Teletype

An impressive four floors of communication equipment. See a working video phone from 1971 and the preserved teletype announcement of JFK's assassination in 1963.

Address:
110 4th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM
Directions:
I-25 exit 225. Drive west on Lomas Ave. Turn left (south) onto 3rd St., then right onto Copper Ave. Drive one block to the 4th St. Walking Mall. The Museum is one-half block south of Copper on the Walking Mall.
Hours:
M,W,F 10-1:30 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
505-842-2937
Admission:
Adults $2.
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Switchboard operator with a baby and a head wound.

Telephone Museum of New Mexico

In addition to telephones, operator consoles, and other industry equipment, the museum features lots of historical photographs, life size dioramas of historical events, several pioneer pin collections, and even a collection of AT&T sponsored-items from the 1984 LA Summer Olympics -- including one of the torches used in the relay to light the caldron. There are four floors of amazing artifacts and items. Plan to spend more time there than you might otherwise expect. The volunteers there are a wealth of knowledge and eager to help you through the many displays.

[Luv2RV, 09/19/2022]

Telephone Pioneer Museum.

Telephone Pioneer Museum: JFK Teletype

Incredible collection of old telephones at this museum.

[Conor S., 04/06/2018]
Telephone Museum of New Mexico

Three floors of communication equipment, as well as historical displays, photographs, and literature from the early days of the telephone industry.

[Cynthia Schulz, 04/08/2016]

Dummies stand ready to run the switchboards and clunky machines in the Systems Room. Among its many exhibits, the museum displays the teletype announcement of JFK's assassination that came into Albuquerque.

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