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SUMMER SCIENCE COURSES
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CMMC is again pleased to announce our Summer Science Courses for kids entering grades 3-9. We are offering many one-week courses on a variety of topics including astronomy, marine environment, robotics, physics, chemistry, navigation, and movie making. The courses will be held at the STEM Education Center on our CMMC campus.

We are excited about this opportunity to engage our children during the summer and we hope you'll be able to take advantage of it. Space is limited so be sure to sign up early.

Click here for course descriptions and registration information.
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May We Interest You In Volunteering?

For 2016, CMMC is again adding several new museum exhibits, expanding our STEM Education programs, and strengthening our business operations. We are most in need of expertise in website upgrades & social media expansion, writing for a new newsletter and print articles, and researching and restoring vintage electronics for planned future exhibits.

Among our many other volunteer opportunities are event coordination, museum tour guides (no experience needed - we'll train you!), teacher assistance in our Summer Science program, and coordination of the Summer Speaker Series. If you have a skill and a few hours a week, we have a need. Have fun and make new friends at CMMC! To read more about volunteering at CMMC, click here.


Announcing the
Ed Fouhy Distinguished
Speaker Series

EFDSS Logo We are proud to announce the Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series,a program which will engage the community in exploring significant and thought-provoking topics.

As a communications professional Ed Fouhy brought the world and its stories to the American public. Ed Fouhy As a CMMC volunteer and museum docent, Ed wrote and produced two videos explaining the importance of wireless radio communications to the rescue of Titanic survivors and the outcome of the Battle of the Atlantic during WWII. Through a limited schedule of special presentations the Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series has been established to promote knowledge and understanding of history and world events, with a special focus on the science and development of communications technology and its profound effect on our lives.

On October 15, 2015 our inaugural distinguished speaker was Professor Thomas Perera, PhD. In a followup to his riveting presentation at our May 9 Annual Meeting, Dr. Perera presented "Clandestine Radio Operations In World War II". The Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series and Dr. Perera were introduced by Morton Dean, formerly of CBS and ABC News.

Look for the next program in the Ed Fouhy Distinguished Speaker Series coming in April 2016. Details will be announced in the 1st quarter.


Your Invitation to Visit Us

PLAN YOUR 2016 TRIP

Videos, activites, and interactive displays appeal to all ages including young students, Titanic buffs, Radio buffs and WWII vets. New and expanded exhibits are here!

We are located at 847 Orleans Rd (Route 28) in Chatham MA 02633.

Click here for our museum schedule & map

To Members and Friends:
We have been able to build CMMC with the ongoing support of our members and friends. Membership opportunities continue: Become a Member of CMMC and enjoy the benefit of admissions, plus special member events.
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This website opens the door to the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (CMMC), where visitors of all ages can learn, interact and value the rich history of wireless communications on Cape Cod. You are invited to join us at CMMC for a better understanding of how communications science and technology have changed our lives. (See hours below.)


Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum Pre-Season Openings

Friday May 27, 1-4 PM
Saturday May 28, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Sunday May 29, 1-4 PM.
Visit us over the long Memorial Day Weekend!

Chatham History Weekend June 17-19

Admission is free for this event; donations to your favorite museum are encouraged!
Friday June 17, 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Saturday June 18, 10:00AM - 4:30PM
Sunday June 19, 1:00 - 4:00PM

Please see our Calendar of Events for dates & times of all museum openings and special events.

The public is always invited to walk the grounds of the Marconi-RCA National Register District and experience the outdoor Antenna Field Trail exhibit at any time.

Private museum tours or student group visits may be arranged. Contact us for information at cmmcmanager@chathammarconi.org or by phone at +1 508-945-8889. Please allow several days lead time.


* * * Invitation to CMMC Annual Meeting, May 14 * * *

You are cordially invited to the Annual Meeting of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center. The meeting will be held on Saturday May 14, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Chatham Community Center, 702 Main Street. Coffee will be served at 9:30.

In addition to a review of our 2015 operating year and the annual election of officers, an important piece of business at the meeting will be the approval of an update to our Bylaws. If you are a member of CMMC, please review this document prior to the meeting by clicking here

David SpecialeWe are pleased to have David A. Speciale, J.D., CITRMS as our featured speaker this year, presenting Wireless/Mobile is the New Playground for Thieves. Wireless/mobile devices have become the new playground for cyber thieves. Cyber attacks and data breaches have become a daily threat to both individuals and businesses. The different types of cyber risks are seemingly limitless and it's all but impossible to predict exactly how and when you or your business may become a target for cyber criminals. Dave will provide the latest trends and give examples of the increased risk to mobile devices as well as provide "TIPS" on securing your mobile devices.

Mr. Speciale has held senior management positions throughout the United States with Allstate Insurance Company and in Japan with AIG. His most recent position was President of LIFARS LLC, an international cyber security company.

In May 2015, Mr. Speciale as cofounder and expert, created the Global Risk Assessment (GRA), a team of experts providing innovative global risk plans for businesses, including mapping technologies to mitigate risk exposure and increase operational performance. He lives in Chatham and has written and lectured extensively on insurance, risk management, and cyber security. He is a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Please mark your schedule and join us on May 14,
Chuck Bartlett, President



Held Over... CMMC Tells Chatham's World War II Story

Chatham’s top-secret role in defeating Germany during World War II came alive in 2015 as we remembered the 70th anniversary of the war’s end.

Stalking the U-Boats: Chatham Radio 1942-1945 was the theme for special exhibits. The museum remembered The Navy’s "Station C” which located marauding German U-Boats and intercepted their Enigma-encrypted radio messages, which was a key to winning The Battle Of The Atlantic.

Continuing this year, an interactive display features both a real German Enigma-cypher machine and two electronic Enigma simulators, which allow visitors to encrypt and decipher their own messages. The Enigma featured prominently in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game.

Other interactive exhibits, including learning Morse code and tracing a ship-to-shore telegram through all of its steps, fill the museum, which traces 100 years of wireless communications.

Chatham Navy Radio played a significant role in defeating the Germans during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic by intercepting Enigma-encrypted wireless messages between German headquarters and its ships at sea, passing the intercepts on to Washington, DC for decoding. In addition, as the control station for the east-coast direction-finding network, Station C directed the search for telltale radio signals that allowed enemy vessels to be located and tracked.

CMMC video introduction to The Imitation Game
This video is a production of the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center (c) 2015. Embedded Enigma video clip is used with permission of Tom Perera, PhD founder of the Enigma Museum.

CMMC WWII video features the Battle of the Atlantic.

To see more about the video's creator, Ed Fouhy, and its background, click here to view the article published in the Cape Cod Chronicle (c) 2011, used with permission.
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The Marconi-RCA National Register District is a 13 acre site that complements the modest, finely crafted buildings, built in 1914, common in the early 20th century. Full exterior Historic Restoration of all 10 buildings on the site had been completed by the Town of Chatham in 2008. Interior renovations, including full ADA compliance, were completed by CMMC, in the Operating Building, ("Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum") in 2010 and the former Hotel Nautilus ("Education Center") in 2014, Recent exterior renovations by the Town of Chatham added ADA access and landscaping. Click on this link for a short history of the campus.


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