Members of the Presque Isle Corvette Club and the Chautauqua County Corvette Club took a tour of the Telecommunications Museum recently to explore how the telephone industry has developed over the past 100 years.
Twenty-eight Corvettes and 54 people explored the museum as part of a daylong tour conducted jointly between the two car clubs, which included stops in Fredonia, Dunkirk, Portland, and Westfield. In addition to the Telecommunications Museum, the groups visited Johnson Estate Winery, the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and 21 Brix Winery. The group then lunched at Zebros Harbor House.
Located on Center Street in Fredonia, the Telecommunications Museum houses an antique phone booth, service vehicle bucket, phone lines, antique phones and much more residing in each of the five rooms. An entire room is dedicated just for the written history of telecommunications for educational purposes.
Members of the Presque Isle Corvette Club and the Chautauqua County Corvette Club explored the exhibits of the Telecommunications Museum of Fredonia recently including the large display of antique telephones, such as a wooden wall phone dating back to 1907.
The Telecommunications Society of Fredonia will host a chicken and rib barbecue on Friday, July 20 from 4 to 7 p.m. Pre-sale tickets may be purchased at DFT Communications, 38 Temple St. in Fredonia, or at Star Media Group, 4867 W. Lake Road in Dunkirk.