A new exhibit at The Telephone Museum in Ellsworth features the adventures of young phone hackers of the mid-20th century, and continues the museum’s story of the evolution of the telephone network. The new exhibit is part of the museum’s extensive tour through telephone history, emphasizing hands-on learning… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — Hackers are invading Ellsworth this summer. But there is no cause for alarm, expect instead, to be entertained. “The First Hackers: Phone Phreaks vs. Ma Bell 1955-1970” is a new exhibit that reveals what happened when a group of young, curious, inventive teenagers and… Read More
    Come and learn “the lines” – local, party and long-distance – at this volunteer training day at The Telephone Museum at 166 Winkumpaugh Road (off Rt. 1A) in Ellsworth. Tour guides, switchboard operators, gift shop attendants, and interpreters for specific exhibits are all needed and… Read More
    ELLSWORTH — The Telephone Museum will welcome Phil Lapsley, author of “Exploding The Phone,” 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road. Lapsley’s book was the inspiration for the museum’s newest exhibit. With a foreword by Steve Wozniak and entertaining details of the origins of… Read More
    A new exhibit at The Telephone Museum opens on Saturday, June 18. It consists of illustrated panels, interactive exhibits and original artifacts that explore the story of telephone hackers in the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. It was inspired by the book “Exploding The Phone” by Phil Lapsley. With… Read More
    – and other questions telephone operators USED to answer. Learn the finer points of connecting callers through a decades-old switchboard, and find out more about the fun and functions of manual telephone switching. Attend this Volunteer Day event and you will receive a free tour of The Telephone… Read More
    Imagine yourself walking around inside your cell phone. Boring! Walk around inside the massive #5 Crossbar switching system, however and you will be astounded at this feat of engineering. See, hear and operate the mechanism that once connected telephones in the city of Belfast, Maine to the rest… Read More
    Come to The Telephone Museum on Saturday, May 16 at 1pm for a tour, and bring a friend: one of you gets in free! If both of you come to volunteer orientation from 10am to noon, you BOTH get a free tour! Can’t make it on May… Read More
    The question is: do you want to know more about old technology? Set your cell phone aside for a moment and come to Volunteer Day on Saturday, October 11, at The Telephone Museum in north Ellsworth. Prepare to be blown away by mechanisms you probably never knew existed. Read More
    A special Volunteer Day offering will be presented at The Telephone Museum in Ellsworth on Saturday, August 16. Entitled “Telephone Operators: Masters of Communication”, this two-part event will be headed by museum member and former switchboard operator Christopher Ricciotti. Part one is free and will… Read More
    It’s all about stuff. The stuff that kept businesses busy and emergencies attended to – and kept teenagers talking and families together though miles apart. It’s the stuff of the pre-digital telephone network. All the bits and pieces, wires and widgets, the printed matter, photographs, letters, notes. And… Read More
    Are you a people person? Are you interested in the history of your community? Are you amazed and sometimes baffled by technology? Do you search gift shops for unusual items? If so, you should attend the second Volunteer Day of the season on Saturday, June 21 beginning at… Read More
    Dust off your skills and bring them to the first Volunteer Day of 2014 at The Telephone Museum on May 17. Volunteers are welcome to put their life skills and interests to work helping this one-of-a-kind museum with the annual spring-cleaning ritual. Although this includes dusting off telephone… Read More
    Dust off your skills and bring them to the first Volunteer Day of 2014 at The Telephone Museum on May 17. Volunteers are welcome to put their life skills and interests to work helping this one-of-a-kind museum with the annual spring-cleaning ritual. Although this includes dusting off telephone… Read More
    ELLSWORTH, Maine — Interested about the implications of the Comcast/Time-Warner deal? Is a huge, all-encompassing business behemoth about to be born? It might be timely to look back to the 1980’s when the courts broke up the Bell Telephone System, or “Ma Bell” as it was then known. Read More
    On Saturday, July 20 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm, The Telephone Museum in Ellsworth will celebrate the 65th birthday of its largest working exhibit and a very local piece of history. The guest of honor is a mass of wire and relays ensconced in dozens of twelve foot… Read More
    Do you miss the ring of your old dial telephone? Do you want to feel the weight and shape of a real telephone handset when you answer a call? Would you like to teach your grandchildren how to use a rotary dial? If you have an old phone… Read More
    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Sandra Galley May 29, 2012 Vice-President The Telephone Museum Ellsworth, ME 04605 978-973-0356 (office) 978-973-0356 (cell) luminaires@aol.com Give Dad a Call – On a REAL Phone ! Whether your father… Read More