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Chatham Marconi Maritime CenterThe Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is a museum dedicated to the history of WCC, a short-wave radio station that operated for many years in Chatham, Massachusetts. The museum itself is located on the grounds of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Receiving Station.

Chatham’s top-secret role in defeating the Germans during World War II comes alive this summer as we pay homage to the 70th anniversary of the war’s end.

The museum opens June 20th for two days during Chatham History Weekend (Saturday admission is free). Regular summer-season hours, Tuesday-Sunday, commence June 27th. Click on the Visit Us tab on the left side of this page for details.

Stalking the U-Boats: Chatham Radio 1942-1945 is the theme for special exhibits. The Thursday evening Summer Speaker Series will also follow a World War II theme.

The museum salutes Chatham Radio's crucial top-secret role during World War II. The Navy’s "Station C” located marauding German U-Boats and intercepted their Enigma-encrypted radio messages, which was a key to winning The Battle Of The Atlantic.

A new interactive display features both a real German Enigma-cypher machine and an electronic Enigma simulator, which will allow visitors to encrypt and decipher their own messages. The Enigma was a central figure in last year’s Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game.

Other interactive exhibits, including learning Morse code and tracing a ship-to-shore telegram through all of its steps, fill the museum, which traces 100 years of wireless communications.

Marconi-RCA Wireless Receiving Station

The Chatham Marconi Maritime Center is a museum dedicated to the history of WCC, a short-wave radio station that operated for many years in Chatham, Massachusetts. The museum itself is located on the grounds of the Marconi-RCA Wireless Receiving Station.

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