Vintage Computer Federation owns a comprehensive collection of historic computing artifacts. Our collection is curated by the VCF Mid-Atlantic chapter. It is displayed in a wing of the InfoAge Science Center, 2201 Marconi Rd., Wall, New Jersey, 07719.
We collect, preserve, and restore computer artifacts in order to educate the public about the history of the information age. Currently we have four exhibits: mainframes, minicomputers, microcomputers, and modern times. Many of the systems are restored and operable under docent supervision. Our collection also includes software, documentation, and all types of peripherals.
Our museum is open 1pm-5pm on most weekends and some Wednesdays. We are also open other times by appointment, and sometimes we host other events or bring our displays on the road — see the chapter calendar. Exhibits span the 1940s through today. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We also host repair workshops every few months.
In addition to our computer museum, the InfoAge facility also hosts other museums covering antique radio/TV, electronic warfare, military vehicles, shipwrecks, spaceflight, World War II dioramas, and more. A model trains museum is opening soon, there’s a hackerspace, and there is an art studio. InfoAge also produces a terrifying Halloween event each October along with a full slate of other events year-round.
InfoAge’s own history is quite rich. The campus began as a Marconi wireless telegraphy station in 1914, operated as a Navy/RCA facility during World War I, and was a secret Army Signal Corps electronics research laboratory known as Camp Evans from the start of World War II until the end of the 20th century. InfoAge opened around 2000, entered the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2012 became a National Historic Landmark — the nation’s highest designation.
InfoAge during the Camp Evans period also has an impressive history of computing developments! Come visit our museum to learn about it.
Vintage Computer Federation thanks the InfoAge Science Center for providing exhibition, storage, and event space in support of our mission.