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New Hampshire Telephone Museum

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.