International Museum of World War II, Natick

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Rob, WA1UMU, writes in the Wellesley ARS “The Spark Gap”, November, 2018:

I had a terrific visit to the WWII Museum in Natick recently. 

To my surprise, they had a lot of radio gear including this biscuit tin radio, which reminded me of Bruce, KC1FSZ’s peppermint bark tin QRP rig at Field Day.

The founder of the museum, Kendall Rendell, states:

“The mission of the Museum is to have people gain a sense of direct contact with the World War II generation, to see them as people ourselves today, to identify with their concerns and fears, to understand what caused World War II internationally, and how it was brought to an end at a terrible price.”

The museum has revolving exhibits specializing on subjects such as women of WWII, the resistance, Enigma machines, etc. They seek donations of artificats and volunteers. If you’ve not been there, I highly recommend it. 

The International Museum of World War II
8 Mercer Street
Natick, MA 01760

The Museum is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM for walk in visitors. Last entry is 3 PM. You do not need to schedule your visit ahead of time. You do need to fill out a waiver form beforehand and bring an I.D.

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