[vcf-midatlantic] Large Scale Systems Museum announcement

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Fri Apr 21 15:44:41 EDT 2017

   Most of you have heard of the Large Scale Systems Museum, a public
museum in the Pittsburgh area that is focused on minicomputers,
mainframes, and supercomputers.  LSSM has been closed for renovations
and expansion for the past several months; we've added nearly a
thousand square feet of new exhibit space and many new exhibits.

   On May 6th, there will be a large block party (actually, several
blocks) here in town, called "New Kensington Better Block", with
street vendors and other standard block party fare.  LSSM will be
participating in that event with our post-renovation reopening; we
will be open to the public all day with docents on duty.  Many of our
systems will be running and demonstrated throughout the day.

   In even bigger news, LSSM is pleased to announce the opening of a
brand new wing, the Large Scale Integration Museum, or LSIM.  As the
name suggests, the LSIM wing is dedicated to computer systems based on
Large Scale Integration CPUs, from the earliest four-bit 4004
processors through the desktop computer revolution of the 1970s and
1980s.  Thanks to a partnership with Pennsylvania-based nonprofit
organization Tristate Technology Museum Consortium, and a generous
donation from the private collection of Corey Little and C/PMuseum,
LSIM will add more than one hundred new exhibits in four thousand
square feet of newly-renovated space located in the same building as
the recently-expanded Large Scale Systems Museum.

   Everyone is welcome.  LSSM is located at 924 4th Avenue, New
Kensington, PA 15068.  For more information, directions, or hotel
recommendations, contact the LSSM via email at info at lssmuseum.org or
on Facebook (search for "Large Scale Systems Museum").  You can also
see some photos of our facilities on the Facebook page.

   Please feel free to forward this message to anyone whom you think
might be interested.

                 -Dave McGuire
                  President/Curator, LSSM

Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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