Chatham Marconi Maritime Center has named Ronald Farris as museum manager.
Farris will oversee the day-to-day operation of the museum and Education Center, including promoting a superior visitor and member experience, directing museum volunteers and ensuring the integrity of exhibits, assets and facilities.
Farris is a museum docent, exhibit designer, board member of Chatham Marconi and a member of affiliated Amateur Radio Association. He is a 15-year veteran employee of Chatham Radio WCC as a commercial radio telegraph operator, a Chatham native and a 12th generation descendent of William Nickerson, who founded the Town of Chatham.
The Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum will open its 2021 season on May 14 with weekend hours Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visits by appointment are available during the week. The daily summer season begins on June 15 when it will be open Tuesdays through Sundays for either general admission or exclusive access private tours.
Founded in 2002, the Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is a 501(c)(3) organization that celebrates the rich history of 20th century maritime radio and explores the innovative advances in science and technology that continue to transform our lives. The center comprises the historic Marconi-RCA Wireless Museum, an Education Center offering in-house STEM education in communications science and technology, and the TechSmart education outreach initiative designed to bring its proven wireless technology curricula directly to children in Cape Cod classrooms. More at: www.ChathamMarconi.org