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The Morse Telegraph Club is an international non-profit organization dedicated to the perpetuation of the knowledge and traditions of telegraphy.  Our membership includes not only those from the craft of telegraphy, using Morse Code (American or International) either wire or wireless, but also includes those who are actively involved in the goals and initiatives of our organization.   These goals are, but not limited to, preserving the heritage oftelegraphy and educating the public on the history of Morse telegraph.

Upcoming Events

FOLK FESTIVAL, HERITAGE VILLAGE, LARGO, FL. JAN 31. 2015

Chapter members will have the telegraph instruments in the old Sulphur Springs depot “singing” along with all the musicians during this annual event featuring the top Folk musicians from the Tampa Bau area performing traditional folk, gospel, bludgrass and country ,music.  Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. North, Largo, FL.  For information concerning other activities at this event, see http://www.pinellascounty.org/Heritage/PDF/folk_festival.pdf

Hours 10AM-4PM, Admission: $5 donation suggested

CENTRAL FLORIDA RADIO EXCHANGE, MT. DORA, FL, FEB 6, 2015

Chapter members will have the mini-teletgraph office in operation at this inaugural event to be held at Renninger’s Antiques on U.S. Highway 441, just south of Mt. Dora.  This is basically a swap meet for collectors and vendors of antique radio equipment, but an appearance at a similar, much smaller event, drew considerable attention from attendees and an invitation to participate in the Mt. Dora event.  The mini office will be set up in Pavillion No. 1.  Hours 9AM-5PM

OLD FLORIDA FESTIVAL, NAPLES, FL, MARCH 7 - 8, 2015

In an event 10,000 years in the making, the Collier County Museum will offer glimpses into early Florida history with living history reenactors as well as demonstrations of occupations and crafts from those days.  Prominent among the demonstrators will be Chapter members who will have the Southern Telegraph Company Field Office set up and in full operation, demonstrating the art and skill of American Morse telegraphy, including wire-tapping.  The museum is located at 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112.  Hours 10AM-4PM Admission $10 adults, $5 children 10-18.  For more information, see http://www.oldfloridafestival.com/

TRAIN SHOW, PLANT CITY, FL, MARCH 14, 2015

The H.B. Plant Railroad Historical Society will hold its 25th Annual Train Show and Swap Meet on March 14, 2015 in the John R. Trinkle Center on the grounds of the Plant City campus of the Hillsborough Community College.   Take Exit 22 on I-4. Go south approximately two thirds of a mile to Cherry Street, turn left into campus.  The min-telegraph office will be set up and Chapter members will demonstrate the art and skill of American Morse telegraphy.  Hours 9AM-3PM.  Admission $7.00 for adults.

PLANES, TRAINS AND BBQ, TAVARES, FL, APRIL 18, 2015

Chaptrer members will display and demonstrate antique and replica telegraph instruments and equipment in the railroad depot during this annual event which features seaplane rides, train rides, BBQ cook-off competition, car show and much more, in Wooten Park.  Admission FREE.

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