- Historic Sites
New Hampshire Telephone Museum
Visitors begin their visit to the New Hampshire Telephone Museum with an introductory video, featuring interviews with an operator and a lineman recalling the early days of the telephone. The collection of telephones, equipment and tools begins with a replica of the very first telephone, which carried inventor Alexander Graham Bell’s words to his startled assistant Thomas A. Watson. Trace the development of the telephone from hand-cranked magneto boxes on walls to the wireless technologies of today. Crank a magneto telephone to connect yourself to an antique switchboard, and dial a telephone to see a 9-foot-tall stepping switch in action. The New Hampshire Telephone Museum is the creation of Dick and Paul Violette, Chairman and President/CEO of the Merrimack County Telephone Company.