Last Saturday, I decided to visit the Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut. I had driven by this museum hundreds of times when traffic on the highway forced me to seek an alternate route. I kept thinking that I’d tour the museum one day. I never did, but I added it to the list of places I was going to visit after I retired. I got off to pretty good start, but then…well, we all know what happened to those plans.
Museums in Connecticut were ordered closed in March 2020. In August, museums were allowed to reopen, provided they instituted operating procedures that comply with state guidelines. Recently, as infection rates increase, the state is reconsidering these guidelines. I wanted to visit this museum now, in case it is ordered to close once again.
During my visit, there were only two other people touring the exhibits. We were able to maintain a very safe distance from each other.
The museum’s contents, exhibits and the various items on display were almost too much to take in. The main museum area is laid out chronologically, beginning with radio equipment and experiments from over 100 years ago. From a technology point of view, I was overwhelmed. Now that I understand what is available for study, I think I will plan a second visit.
What I can offer from my visit to this museum is a nice group of doors. There was a time when radios, TVs and entertainment consoles were built to be items of furniture. These doors are brought to you as part of Norm Frampton’s fun weekly blogfest called Thursday Doors. Each week, Norm invites door lovers from around the world to leave a link to their collection of doors. If you want to see Norm’s doors and the doors others have left, visit Norm’s site and have a look.