Exhibit: From Smoke to Text: What's Next?

May 6 - September 28, 2011
Central Library
Western History Art Gallery - Level 5

Presented by the Telecommunications History Group, Inc. and the Denver Public Library.

From Smoke to Text displays how telecommunications changes our lives and world. The show, created by The Telecommunications History Group, Inc., guides viewers from smoke signals and invention of the telegraph in the 1800s to smart phones and the internet today.  It asks viewers to envision “What’s Next?”


The exhibit features several interactive displays including a telegraph sender and a receiver, an early operator switchboard to connect calls, and a switch that shows how calls moved automatically through early mechanical equipment.


Group tours can be set-up by calling Jody Georgeson, at 303-296-1221 or emailing TelcomHist@aol.com.


Written by lauriekm on May 5, 2011


Anonymous on May 6, 2011


Gorgeous exhibit and so wonderful to see recreations of the murals from the telecommuniations bldg lobby at 15th & Curtis. That building is a Denver gem, as is DPL.

Sarah on July 6, 2011


This is a great exhibit! My husband brought our grandchildren down and they all had a wonderful time.

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