Articles by Sandra Galley

 
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“The First Hackers: Phone Phreaks vs.Ma Bell 1955-1970″

By Sandra Galley on June 24, 2016, at 8:47 a.m.
Saturday, July 2, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, July 9, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, July 16, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, July 23, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, July 30, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Saturday, Aug. …
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New Exhibit Opens at The Telephone Museum

By Sandra Galley on June 06, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellswoprth, Maine For more information: 978-973-0356 ELLSWORTH — Hackers are invading Ellsworth this summer. But there is no cause for alarm, expect instead, to be entertained.Story continues below advertisement. “The First Hackers: Phone Phreaks …
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Volunteer Training at The Telephone Museum

By Sandra Galley on May 14, 2016, at 9:38 a.m.
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 appreciated. Training is scheduled for …
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Telephone Museum to host author of ‘Exploding the Phone’

By Sandra Galley on March 04, 2016, at 5:52 p.m.
Friday, June 17, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491 or 978-973-0356; thetelephonemuseum.org 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. …
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“The First Hackers: Phone Phreaks vs.Ma Bell 1955-1970″

By Sandra Galley on March 03, 2016, at 4:56 p.m.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491 or 978-973-0356; thetelephonemuseum.org 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 …
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MOST switchboard operators were women - but anyone can do it :)

“How Do You Spell 12?”

By Sandra Galley on Aug. 01, 2015, at 4:46 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-; thetelephonemuseum.org – 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 …
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“A Really BIG Kind of Computer”

By Sandra Galley on July 10, 2015, at 8:50 a.m.
Saturday, July 18, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491; thetelephonemuseum.org 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 …
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Does this ring a bell?

“I Pick Things Up; I Put Them Together”

By Sandra Galley on May 29, 2015, at 3:39 p.m.
Saturday, June 20, 2015 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491; thetelephonemuseum.org Learn about the electro-mechanical devices that power The Telephone Museum’s exhibits through real hands-on experience. Tinkerers, teachers and weight-lifters are welcome.Story continues below advertisement. This post was …
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“Tele-WHAT? Tell A Friend”

By Sandra Galley on May 02, 2015, at 8:45 a.m.
Saturday, May 16, 2015 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491; thetelephonemuseum.org 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 …
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“Too Geek Or Not Too Geek?”

By Sandra Galley on Sept. 19, 2014, at 4:31 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491; thetelephonemuseum.org 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, …
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“Telephone Operators: Masters of Communication”

By Sandra Galley on July 25, 2014, at 9:49 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491; thetelephonemuseum.org 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 …
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“Archival Survival”

By Sandra Galley on June 23, 2014, at 11:39 a.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 667-9491; thetelephonemuseum.org 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 …
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Chief Operator Jean Leboucher demonstrating a manual switchboard at The Telephone Museum.

“The Gift of Gab”

By Sandra Galley on June 08, 2014, at 9:16 a.m.
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 10am at …
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“Setting Up Shop” at The Telephone Museum

By Sandra Galley on April 30, 2014, at 5:18 p.m.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: 207-667-9491; thetelephonemuseum.org 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 …
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“Setting Up Shop”

By Sandra Galley on April 28, 2014, at 12:59 p.m.
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 sets and …
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Telephone Museum in Ellsworth needs votes for funding

By Sandra Galley on Feb. 18, 2014, at 2:35 p.m.
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. Concerned with …

MUSEUM EVENT CELEBRATES TELEPHONE HISTORY

By Sandra Galley on July 07, 2013, at 1:22 p.m.
Saturday, July 20, 2013 1:19 p.m. to 1:19 p.m. Location: The Telephone Museum, 166 Winkumpaugh Road, Ellsworth, Maine For more information: Sandra Galley; 978-973-0356; thetelephonemuseum.org 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 …
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GOT OLD PHONES?

By Sandra Galley on July 05, 2012, at 9:56 a.m.
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 that you …
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Give Dad A Call – On A REAL Phone !

By Sandra Galley on May 28, 2012, at 4:11 p.m.
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Sandra Galley May 29, 2012 Vice-President The Telephone MuseumStory continues below advertisement. 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 is a techno-geek, a history buff, a would-be inventor, or an …

New hours for telephone museum listed

By Sandra Galley on May 16, 2012, at 11:51 a.m.
ELLSWORTH | The Telephone Museum at 166 Winkumpaugh Road, will be open to the public on a new basis during the 2012 season. Interested parties will be welcome by appointment, or by chance, and also on these specific dates: • 1-4 p.m.  May 19, June 16-17, July 21, Aug. …