SPARK Museum Of Electrical Invention
1312 Bay St
The SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention began with a personal collection of early radio sets, spare parts and associated manuals and magazines. It was expanded with a personal collection of early wireless and electrical devices as well as some rare books dating back to the 1500s. Today its collections span more than 400 years of the Electrical Age, running up through the Golden Age of Radio.
Among the highlights are lightbulbs from Thomas Edison's lab, a 1915 phone used in the first transcontinental phone call, and a reproduction of the Titanic's radio room. The musuem has a MegaZapper, a Tesla coil lightning machine, which it features in weekend afternoon shows. The museum also operates a radio station that features its collection of recording, the oldest a 1888 cylinder recording.
It's a pretty interesting collection, making the museum one of the top highlights of a visit to Bellingham.
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention (C14A0032)
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