[vcf-midatlantic] Museum report today

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Wed Mar 28 20:13:34 EDT 2018


Thanks so much for being at the museum today. It’s hard for us 9-5 people
to make it Wednesday. It’s always nice to have visitors especially
interested ones!

I will be there in the summer though.

You are learning so much. Thanks for becoming such a great docent!


On Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 7:46 PM Tony Bogan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> Left work early so I could finally pant that section of wall in the museum
> white to match the rest of the walls in the museum (where I had removed and
> closed off the old door last year)
> Stopped at the front desk and let them know I'd be in the museum for a
> couple hours before I had to go back to work in case anyone stopped by.
> Well, ended up not getting any painting done as I had half a dozen
> visitors come through between 1:30 and 3:30 (the only time I had to paint!)
> The first visitors were a husband and wife that were very interested. They
> are both programmers and they started their careers on punch card systems.
> They took the full tour and asked lots of questions. They were also very
> interested in VCF East coming up.
> The next two visitors were individuals that came one after the other
> spaced about a half hour apart. Both gentlemen asked lots of questions.
> They were mostly interested in the micros since those were the machines
> they get up using (one had a trs 80, the other an apple II)
> The past couple were a mother and teenage son. Their interest level was
> extremely high, and the mother used to work for xerox from the late 80s
> through the early 2000s.
> They stayed long after the tour asking lots of questions. I showed them
> the videos I have of Bill Dromgoole working in the Univac and then ended up
> telling them everything bill has taught me about its use and inner
> workings. They too showed interest in VCF East.
> So the wall is still the same color as it was before the day started!
> I was disappointed at first that I could not get the work done (Wednesdays
> are usually dead) but in the end it was a great day with some of the most
> engaged people I've had while at the museum.
> Tony
> Sent from my iPhone

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