[vcf-midatlantic] Large Scale Systems Museum announcement

Dan Roganti ragooman at gmail.com
Fri Apr 21 22:25:50 EDT 2017

On Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 3:44 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>   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.
>                 Thanks,
>                 -Dave McGuire
>                  President/Curator, LSSM
> --
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA



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