Calendar of Events at CMoA

Punch Card Machine Demo
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Punch Card Machine Demo

Ever wonder about the history of the punchcard?

The punchcard exhibit starts with a Jacquard Loom, one of the earliest uses of punched cards, which helped to make woven fabric more affordable. Herman Hollerith’s invention of electromechanical processing of cards tabulated data for the 1890 census. The @IBM family of punch card machines was used for data processing and record-keeping across many industries and academia. Punched cards were even used for matchmaking at the University of Iowa in 1963!

Come learn more about this history and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 029 to take home during the demo.

Saturday, 2 – 4 PM, free with museum membership or admission.

Talking Tech at CMoA – Tina Ashford and Ryan Ashford – Amiga 2000
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Talking Tech at CMoA - Tina Ashford and Ryan Ashford - Amiga 2000

Talking Tech at CMoA is a presenter series for all ages. From 15 to 105, you will enjoy a wide array of topics in Tech happening today from industry insiders.

This month’s speaker is Ryan Ashford and Tina Ashford, Curators at Museum of Technology at Middle Georgia State University.  They will discuss and demonstrate the Commodore Amiga 2000.

“Step back in time and rediscover the marvel of the Amiga 2000 – a true icon in the world of personal computing. Introduced in 1987, the Amiga 2000 was a groundbreaking computer system that set new standards for multimedia and productivity. The Amiga 2000 remains a cherished relic for collectors and retro computing aficionados. Its legacy lives on in the modern computing landscape, where its influence can be seen in the emphasis on multimedia and multitasking.”

Talking Tech begins at 2 PM on November 18.  The talk is free for members or with museum admission.