I stayed overnight in Baltimore earlier this month and discovered an unexpected museum across from my airport-area hotel. Next time you are near BWI, consider making a stop at the National Electronics Museum. It is packed with fascinating gadgetry, and every exhibit functions perfectly!
Many of the docents worked at Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems , headquartered nearby in Linthicum, Maryland. Everyone was ready to answer questions and to point me to interesting aspects of the exhibits.
Located within the museum is a working shortwave radio station, and it was broadcasting that weekend in recognition of the upcoming anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The museum gave me a terrific overview of electronics in relation to radio, space, and defense. I am looking forward to a return visit next spring!
Below are a couple of videos from my visit, plus a collection of photos.