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.
OLD FLORIDA FESTIVAL, NAPLES, FL, MARCH 7 - 8, 2015In 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, 2015The 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.
SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN, WINTER GARDEN, FL, April 11-12, 2015Florida Chapter members will display and demonstrate antique and replica telegraph instruments and eqwuipment in the old T&G Railroad depot during this annual event celebrating Winter Garden’s position in the foliage and flower industry. The depot, located at 101 South Boyd Street, is home to the Central Florida Railroad Museum. A large screen TV will be convereted to a computer monitor for the day and a computer program will translate American Morse code to Egnlish, so that visitors will be able to connect the sound to words. Admission to the museum is FREE, donations accepted. For more information on other activities and entertainment available, see http://www.springfeveringarden.com/ Hours 9AM-5PM Saturday, 11AM-4PM Sunday.
PLANES, TRAINS AND BBQ, TAVARES, FL, APRIL 18, 2015Chaptrer 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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