Fwd: [midatlanticretro] Announcement

Matt Patoray mspproductions at gmail.com
Tue Sep 22 22:38:58 CDT 2015

This was posted on another list, I thought that others on this list would be interested.

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> From: "Dave McGuire Mcguire at neurotica.com [midatlanticretro]" <midatlanticretro at yahoogroups.com>
> Date: September 22, 2015 at 10:44:52 PM EDT
> To: "midatlanticretro at yahoogroups.com" <midatlanticretro at yahoogroups.com>
> Subject: [midatlanticretro] Announcement
> Reply-To: midatlanticretro at yahoogroups.com
> Some of you are aware that I've been pursuing a long-term project of
> constructing a museum in the Pittsburgh area.
> I am proud to announce that we have hit a major milestone: We have
> set a date for the first public opening. The Large Scale Systems
> Museum will open its doors to the public on Saturday, October 17th,
> just under one month from now.
> This is to be a one-day provisional opening coinciding with an event
> here in town. We may decide to open the museum regularly on a sparse
> schedule afterward, or it may wait awhile, depending on how things go
> on the 17th. The renovation work is ongoing, so it won't be perfect,
> but we think it'll be good. A great deal of progress has been made
> here in the past several months.
> Many of the Really Big Computers here will be running and
> demonstrated on a rotation throughout the day.
> The event in town is a large "block party" of sorts that will
> encompass much of the downtown area. A few highlights:
> - A fancy department store that was located on this block decades
> ago will re-open in their old store location to show off vintage
> wedding gowns, and some people who purchased their gowns there in the
> past will bring them back to show them off.
> - A local winery will set up a wine tasting.
> - A soldering workshop.
> - A makerspace pop-up.
> - A beer garden!
> - The standard fare of food vendors, live bands, etc.
> There are two other "Big Deal" tie-ins that I'd like to announce:
> Big Deal #1: Many of you will remember my fiancee Autumn, who sold
> handmade vintage-computer-themed soaps at the most recent VCF-East.
> Her company, Apothecary Soap Company, will be opening its first store,
> here in town around the corner from our main building.
> Big Deal #2: While the details aren't yet finalized, C/PMuseum in
> downtown Pittsburgh, curated by Corey Little and Chris Little, will be
> relocating many of its exhibits, including some vintage game consoles,
> to a temporary exhibit space just a few buildings down from mine.
> Since C/PMuseum's primary focus is on microcomputers and the Large
> Scale Systems Museum's primary focus is on minicomputers and
> mainframes, so together we'll have great coverage of a range of genres.
> My building is at 924 4th Avenue, New Kensington, PA 15068, right in
> the middle of the block party area. New Kensington is about ten
> minutes' drive from the Allegheny Valley exit of the Pennsylvania
> Turnpike, Exit 48. It's a very easy area to reach, and there are a
> number of decent hotels nearby.
> I wish to extend an invitation to all of you to attend this event.
> It's on Saturday, October 17th, from noon to 8PM.
> Please feel free to forward this message to anyone whom you think
> might be interested.
> Thanks,
> -Dave
> - -- 
> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
> New Kensington, PA
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