American Computer Museum


The mission of this museum is to chronicle the evolution of computers, with an emphasis on the contributions made by engineers, scientists, and mathematicians in the U.S. The comprehensive assortment of appliances that represent milestones in the 4,000 year history of the "Information Age" include typewriters, adding machines, slide rules, personal computers, and much more.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Trips and Destinations
Discipline:Computer
Topic(s):Technology/Materials
Grade:K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:Full day

Fun Fact:Computers developed along two separate engineering paths, resulting in both analog and digital computer. It was in the U.S. that the first of each type was built. The first general-purpose analog computer was built by Vannevar Bush in 1930. The first information-processing digital computer was designed by Howard Aiken and completed in 1944.
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