[rescue] Announcement

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 07:24:16 CDT 2015

Awesome news! Unfortunately I will not be anywhere near Pittsburgh anytime
soon, but hope springs eternal - a large number of my cousins live outside
Pittsburgh, so I may be in your neighborhood in the not too distant future...


> On Oct 8, 2015, at 6:47 PM, Dave McGuire <mcguire at neurotica.com> wrote:
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>  [I've been sending this around to a few lists with the permission of
> the list owners]
>  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: As some of you know, my fiancee Autumn runs a soapmaking
> business, Apothecary Soap Company. They will be opening their first
> store, here in town around the corner from our main building.
>  Big Deal #2: C/PMuseum at Penn Brewery in downtown Pittsburgh, curated
> by Corey Little (owner of Penn Brewery) 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, together we'll have great coverage of a range of system
> types.
>  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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