Last updated: 7/29/2012
1640 Florence Ave.
Huntington, WV 25701
PO BOX 7972
Huntington, WV 25779
|Friday - Saturday||10 AM - 4 PM|
|Sunday||1 PM - 4 PM|
|Saturday||10 AM - 4 PM|
|Sunday||1 PM - 4 PM|
Donation box near door.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Geoffrey Bourne, President
David Bond, Vice President
Largest antique radio museum in the U.S., with 10,000 square feet of display area, and a collection valued at over 1.5 million dollars.
To preserve early electronic devices, particulary radios, and to promote knowledge of how they influenced, and how their asthetic
design was influenced by, other elements of society
The Museum of Radio and Technology opened to the public in 1991. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and a member of the West Virginia Association of Museums. We have had had visitors from all U.S. states, and over thirty foreign countries.
Four hundred antique radios, Edison and Victrola phonographs, RCA TV camera demonstrated at 1939 World's Fair, William Wrigley (chewing gum maker) radio that cost $895.00 in 1927, radio donated by Grote Reber, who built the first radiotelescope dish, 1949 RCA projection TV, A.C. Gilbert toys, early radio and TV related advertising, telegraph items, military radios, dress made and worn by singer Molly O'Day, rare and beautiful Polyphon disc music box made circa 1896
Large technical and electronic library, including bound volumes of Electrical World magazine 1896-1935. These magazines featured articles about, and by, notables such as Edison, Tesla, Steinmetz, etc
We occasionally offer training in radio repair. We welcome school tours ( in May we have 40 students from the Putnam County WV Schools gifted children program )
The building is a former school, the original part of the building was built in the 1920's, and additions were added in the 1950's and 1970's. We have made many many improvements to the building via grants from the county, and the West Virginia Legislative Digest.
Preident, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Directors. Governing body is chosen by membership.
Access: General Public
Appointment required: No
Newsletter is mailed to membership. About 125 copies are mailed monthly. Minutes of board meetings are posted at the museum.
Museum of Radio and Technology Newsletter
Bathrooms are not fully accessible
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