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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

Morse Day Observance at the Wabash Railroad Depot in Ferguson, MO, April 25, 2015

The Morse Telegraph Club (Alton Chapter) will be celebrating Samuel Morses Birthday "Morse Day" on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. at the Wabash Railroad Depot in Ferguson, MO!

Wabash RR Depot & Whistle Stop Restaurant

1 Carson Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135
(314) 521-1600

  • Activities Include:
  • Antique Telegraph Equipment Display including Sounders, Relays, Hand Keys, Bugs, etc.
  • Morse Demonstration over the Internet with Morse operators around the world
  • Lunch (on your own) at the Whistle Stop restaurant inside the depot
  • Samuel F.B. Morse Birthday cake!

Whether you know Morse or not, you are welcome to join us! Well share lots of stories about the old days and renew old friendships!

We encourage you to bring any historic artifacts you may have related to the railroad or telegraphy and well have a wonderful time!


This year Florida Chapter will observe Morse Day, 10AM-3PM, April 25, at the Plantation, FL Historical Museum, located at 511 North Fig Tree Lane, Plantation, 33317.  Antique and replica telegraph instruments and equipment will be displayed and demosntrated by chapter members.  Visitors will have an opportunity to try their hand at sending Morse code while learning pertinent facts about the history of the telegraph and how it changed the world.  Chapter members will exchange telegraphic greetings with other Morse Telegraph Club members in the United States and Canada, using the Morse KOB computer program which permits the Internet tto be used as a telegraph wire. 


Florida Chapter members will participte in the National Train Day event which will be held at Tampa Union Station, May 9, 2015.  For details of the various activities planned, see this website:

Chapter memers will display and emonstrrate antique and replica teletgraph instrmenmts and equipment and provide an opportunity for those intersted to try tjeir hand at sending Morse Code.  Tampa Union Station is located at 601 North Nebraska, Tampa, FL 33602. 
HOURS 10AM - 4PM, admission FREE.  Parking available in Twiggs St. Garage.

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