Come see the Vintage Computer Museum at the InfoAge Science Center, sponsored by MARCH (Mid-Atlantic Retro Computing Hobbyists).
Currently we have five exhibits:
- Mainframes (1945-1965)
- Minicomputers (1965-1984)
- Homebrew-era computers (1970s)
- Business Microcomputers (1975-1984)
- Consumer Microcomputers (1977-1986)
Some of the exhibits we're planning for 2012 and beyond include portable computers, gaming, data storage, bulletin board systems, component design, alternating exhibits for our own members, and many more!
Highlights of our collection include a UNIVAC 1219, DEC PDP-8, IBM System/38, Altair 8800, IMSAI 8080 -- and so much more that you'll have to see it to believe it. Our club has one of the largest and most comprehensive vintage computer collections you'll find outside of northern California. We could list it all here, but we're biased -- we want you to come see it in person!
Our group also hosts special events. Our flagship event is the Vintage Computer Festival East. Its next iteration will be VCF East 8.0 on May 5-6, 2012, at the musuem.
Here's a brief video montage of our 2008 event:
In addition to showcasing vintage computers, we strive to restore these unique machines to operational condition. We are not just about "exhibit queens" -- instead we prefer "The Hands-On Imperative" -- that's where the real fun exists. Whether you're interested in BASIC, paper tape, punched cards, joysticks, analog computers, or even vacuum tubes, we've got something for everyone.
Care to learn more about us, participate (it's free!), donate, interview us, rent some equipment, or generally contact us? You can visit our Yahoo community or contact Evan Koblentz, MARCH president, at evan(at)snarc(dot)net or (646) 546-9999.