American Computer Museum - Montana

On August 4, 1997 I toured the American Computer Museum in Bozeman, Montana. Watched a short movie on the evolution of the computer that was very good, then got private tour of the museum. Since by visit they have changed their name to American Computer & Robotics Museum. It is the World’s Oldest Continually Operating Museum of its Kind.

Founded in May of 1990 by visionary collector George Keremedjiev, the American Computer & Robotics Museum’s mission is "To collect, preserve, interpret, and display the artifacts and history of the information age."

The exhibits span 4,000 years of human history, from original cuneiform tablets to the first personal computers, and include topics such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, the Space Race, Cracking the Enigma Code, and more.

This is a VERY GOOD museum that you should visit if you are ever in the Bozeman area. It has very good and complete displays from the beginning up to today including some original stuff related to the development of the microprocessor. Lots of new and updated exhibits since I visited in 1997.

They have been visited by and have autographed pictures of the scientist/engineers who invented much of the technology. Very interesting.

American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Early Office, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Early Office
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

The Comptometer, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Comptometer
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Slide-Rule, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Slide-Rule
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

Punched Cards, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Punched Cards
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Communication Revolution, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Communication Revolution
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

The Telephone Relay and Binary Computing, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Telephone Relay and Binary Computing
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Arrival of Electronics, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Arrival of Electronics
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

Miniaturization of Electronics, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Miniaturization of Electronics
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Invention of Silicon Computer Chips, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Invention of Silicon Computer Chips
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Analog Computers, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Analog Computers
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

Compusarus, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Compusarus
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

Electric Typewriters, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Electric Typewriters
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

Hard disk drive, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Hard disk drive
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
From Sand to Sand..., American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
From Sand to Sand...
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

The 1st Electronic Desktop Calculator, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The 1st Electronic Desktop Calculator
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Mini-Computer is Born, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Mini-Computer is Born
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

The Personal Computer Comes of Age, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
The Personal Computer Comes of Age
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
25th Anniversary of the Microprocessor, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
25th Anniversary of the Microprocessor
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

Early Personal Computers, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
Early Personal Computers
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
What's Inside a Personal Computer, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
What's Inside a Personal Computer
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana

IBM 1311 Disk Storage Drive, American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana
IBM 1311 Disk Storage Drive
American Computer Museum, Bozeman, Montana