Calendar of Events at CMoA

Jan
28
Sat
Meet Typewriter Tom
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Writers and Their Typewriters

Ever wonder what it would be like to write on the same model typewriter Hemingway used? Long before Microsoft Word became the tool of choice for writers, the typewriter was a unique middle ground between the intimacy of handwriting and the speed and efficiency of the computer. Novelist Will Self said, “I think the computer user does their thinking on the screen, but the typewriter user is compelled to do much more thinking in the head.”

Typewriter Tom returns to CMOA on January 28 with a unique collection of the exact typewriter models used by many famous authors. From Mark Twain’s Remington #6 to Cormac McCarthy’s $254,000 Olivetti Lettera 32, this is your chance to try them out. Start your next 300-page novel! Channel your inner Hemingway! Use two spaces!

Free with museum admission.

Jan
29
Sun
Meet Typewriter Tom
Jan 29 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Writers and Their Typewriters

Ever wonder what it would be like to write on the same model typewriter Hemingway used? Long before Microsoft Word became the tool of choice for writers, the typewriter was a unique middle ground between the intimacy of handwriting and the speed and efficiency of the computer. Novelist Will Self said, “I think the computer user does their thinking on the screen, but the typewriter user is compelled to do much more thinking in the head.”

Typewriter Tom returns to CMOA on January 28 with a unique collection of the exact typewriter models used by many famous authors. From Mark Twain’s Remington #6 to Cormac McCarthy’s $254,000 Olivetti Lettera 32, this is your chance to try them out. Start your next 300-page novel! Channel your inner Hemingway! Use two spaces!

Free with museum admission.

Mar
4
Sat
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.

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

Punched cards were widely used throughout much of the 20th century in various industries for record keeping and data processing. Machines used punched cards for data input, output, and storage. Come learn more about how punched card machines were used and punch your own souvenir card on an original IBM 29 to take home during the demo, this Saturday from 2PM – 4PM!

Mar
5
Sun
Meet Typewriter Tom
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet Typewriter Tom

Want to try out a vintage typewriter and get a sense of what keyboards were like before computer keyboards? Can you type on a manual typewriter faster than you can tap out a message on your device? Experience how the keyboards felt and sounded before the machine was ever connected to electricity. See if you can identify some common keys on keyboards of today that were not on earlier models. Visit Computer Museum of America on today from 12 – 5 PM and try out a few units and meet typewriter subject matter expert Tom Rehkopf.

Free with museum admission.