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
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.
goals are, but not limited to, preserving the heritage oftelegraphy and
educating the public on the history of Morse telegraph.
The wood-burning steam locomotive, The Orange Blossom Cannonball, will be on hand during this annual event to provide rides for visitors of all ages. Florida Chapter members will have a telegraph office set up in the replica depot in Wooten Park in downtown Tavares, where they will interact with the train similarly to the way it was done when both steam locomotives and Morse telegraph were in use. Civil War reenactors skirmishing in the park will add to the excitement. Visitors to the depot will have an opportunity to try their hand at sending Morse Code while they learn of the importance of the telegraph in American History. HOURS 9AM-5PM. ADMISSION FREE.
OCTOBER 22, 2016 - PINELLAS COUNTY HERITAGE VILLAGE JUBILEE, LARGO, FL.
NOVEMBER 5, 2016 - FALL JAMBOREE, PIONEER ARTS SETTLEMENT, BARBERVILLE, FL
DECEMBER 3, 2016 - HERITAGE DAYS, FLORAL CITY, FL
DECEMBER 10, 2016 - COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, PIONEER VILLAGE, DADE CITY, FL
Florida Chapter members will have the telegraph instruments in full operation in the old ACL RR Trilby depot, now located on the grounds of the Pioneer Village during this new event. Visitors will see how a depot functioned 75 years ago, including copying and hooping up of train orders while learning of the role of the telegraph in railroad operations and American history. They will also have the opportunity to try to send American Morse code on the original antique instruments in the depot. The Pioneer Village is locted one mile north of Dade City, on U. S. Highway 301. HOURS SAT 9AM-5PM.
DECEMBER 10, 2016 - FLORIDA CHRISTMAS REMEMBERED, ARTS SETTLEMENT, BARBERVILLE, FL
JANUARY 28, 2017 - FOLK FESTIVEAL, PINELLAS COUNTY HERITAGE VILLAGE, LARGO, FL
The antique telegraph instruments in the old SAL Rwy depot, now located on the grounds of Heritage Village, will be in full operation during this annual event, as Florida Chapter members demonstrate their use to vistors, who will be able to try their hand at sending American Morse code on those same instruments. While doing this, visitors will learn of the role of the telegraph in the development of both the United States and Canada and its role in history. HOURS 9AM-5PM.FEBRUARY 4-5, 2017 - PIONEER FLORIDA MUSEUM, DADE CITY, FL
The old ACL RR Trilby depot, now located on the grounds of the Pioneer Village, will be open and the sound of American Morse code will be heard as Florida Chapter members demonstrate the use of the antique telegraph instruments during this annual two day event. Visitors will have n opportunity to try their hand at sending American Morse code on thos same instruments while they learn about the role of the telegraph in the operation of railroads and its larger role in the development of the United States and Canada. Pioneer Village is locate on U.S. Highway 301, one mile north of Dade City. HOURS SAT 9AM-5PM, SUN 9AM-4PM.
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