[vcf-midatlantic] Kennt Vlassic Wrap Up

Jeffrey Brace jeffrey at vcfed.org
Sun Sep 27 15:10:21 EDT 2020

I got there late, but went out to dinner with 8 people that I know from
VCF. Bill was kind enough to give me a 2 hour tour of his museum. I
highly recommend  visiting his museum because it has a wide variety of
vintage computer items with some rare and unique items. Also Bill is an
excellent tour guide because he keys in on what you are looking at and
interested in. He has extensive knowledge on the history of vintage
computers. I also loved his gift shop. It was great to finally see this
museum for the first time and to see Bill and chat and catch up with him.
The area which the museum resides is a nice little town center with shops
and restaurants.

On Sun, Sep 27, 2020 at 10:18 AM Bill Degnan via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> The first anniversary event yesterday at  Kennett Classic was successful
> and the new exhibits were  (more or less) completed on time.  Today?  Take
> it easy. (and Go Eagles!).  I am very thankful to my friends from System
> Source and VCFed who came to support the event and the growing local
> vintage computing community who stopped by.  The weather wasn't perfect but
> the swap was open the entire day.  I greatly appreciate the effort everyone
> made load/unload swap tables with quality items for sale.  We all wore
> masks and kept it safe.  Thank you Evan K for the donation of portable
> computing artifacts, manuals and books.  (Posted to facebook)
> Yes we must deal with Covid 19, but there is nothing wrong with working now
> for the time when people can travel and visit without a @#$%! mask, which
> takes a toll on our events and museum traffic.
> I am going to work on a "vintage computing map" brochure handout containing
> points of interest related to computing and technology history within the
> MidAtlantic that groups/members can hand out to visitors of our various
> museums and possibly other museums and hotels, etc.  The MidAtlantic has
> the Large Scale Systems Museum in the west (Pittsburgh), Info Age in the
> East (Wall NJ).  System Source (Baltimore), Kennett Classic (Kennett Sq)
> and the hopefully opening soon Computer Church museum (Parkesburg PA ) are
> all on the Route 1 corridor between Baltimore and Philadelphia.   There are
> also a number of more broadly "technology" oriented museums and centers
> that can be included as well.
> If anyone wants to work with me on this project contact me privately.  Step
> one, build a list of the points of interest and gather visual materials
> (photos and maps).
> Best,
> Bill
> Kennettclassic.com
> Vintagecomputer.net

Jeff Brace
Vice President & Board Member
Vintage Computer Festival East Show-runner
Vintage Computer Federation is a 501c3 charity
jeffrey at vcfed.org
cell: 732-759-1783

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