Bellingham has a lot to offer, one of which is the interactive electric museum. The museum offers educational and academic programs for the local community as well as for others. Pupils and students from private and public schools can learn about topics such as static electricity, magnetism, motors, circuits, and crystal radios through the museum’s special excursion program. Classes include a Saturday lecture, summer classes, and special events that cover the fundamental properties and functions of physics, radio, and electricity.
The museum has a long and illustrious history. Due to the museum’s current location, it was renamed the “American Museum of Radio and Electricity” in 2001. In 2012, it was renamed the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention. The museum grew by the year, led by a trusted hand in John Jenkins, a former sales and marketing executive at Microsoft, and with growth, books that were rarely seen, wireless and electrical devices, and a variety of other collections were introduced into the facility.
Telephones, electric motors, dynamos, telegraphs, and induction coils dating back years are among the collections to dazzle visitors. More intriguing is a recreation of the Titanic’s radio room, complete with original Marconi wireless apparatus. There is a “War of the Currents” exhibit with numerous artifacts, including a replica of Tesla’s “Egg of Columbus” at the Spark Museum.
The Tesla Performance Center, in particular, is used to host a variety of academic and related activities. The artifacts and exhibits in the gallery will look nice in the afternoon and evening, but only a fine meal afterward will make such a visit memorable. The scenery and exhibits on display at the facility will easily inspire the desire for a magnificent lunch in a peaceful setting. After your visit, a lunch or dinner at The Oyster Bar, located just south of Bellingham, may be all you need.