The Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum at the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center will host the Grand Opening of it’s newest exhibit “The Golden Age of Trans-Atlantic Ocean Liners” at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15. The ceremony will be held in the museum, located at 847 Orleans Road, North Chatham.
Beginning in 1921, ChathamRadio/WCC provided a reliable communication link with ships at sea. “The Golden Age of Trans-Atlantic Ocean Liners” exhibit highlights the station’s role through profiles of famous ships, their passengers and their crews. Trans-Atlantic travel on luxurious ocean liners has always been connected with glamour, romance and intrigue. Famous passenger ships including the Queen Mary, the United States, the Ile de France and the Leonardo da Vinci carried high society, royalty, well-known dignitaries, radio and movie stars, and travelers from all walks of life.
The exhibit was professionally created by H2 Design Studio of Middleboro from content researched by the museum’s volunteer staff. Arriving visitors enter the exhibit through a simulated gangway. Displays and videos inside present each of six ocean liners’ unique stories through fascinating facts and vignettes about a way of life that few people today remember.
Daily museum hours beginning Thursday, June 15 are: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.
More information at ChathamMarconi.org