You're invited: A visit to the Museum of Broadcast Technology

You’re invited to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers New England Section meeting FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2012… A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF BROADCAST TECHNOLOGY

SMPTE New England meetings are free to members and nonmembers!

A Joint Event with:

SMPTE New England




This will be a special open house and self-guided tour of the evolving Museum of Broadcast Technology, based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, with satellite offices and facilities in Brookline and Foxborough, MA. The MBT is a private museum that is a venture to foster the objectives of Preservation, Restoration and Education with respect to Radio and Television technologies and tools, spanning from the 1930s to present day. The special meeting will be the FIRST large scale Open House for the MBT and its management staff.

The Museum is a WORK-IN-PROGRESS and is not open to the general public at this time. It is planned to be a museum that will be opened on an appointment basis within the next year. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the Founders and Curators of the Museum, Tom Sprague, Henry Berman and Paul Beck, along with Museum Founding Collaborators and Technical Managers Jay Ballard, Marc Berman and Peter Fasciano.


Over 100 assorted Broadcast Cameras, Over 75 assorted Video Recorders Telecine Systems from 1954 through 2004 and much much MORE OLD STUFF !


Video clips from the Joe Roizen collection originally produced by Ampex for training and sales promotion purposes. Other Joe Roizen Video and Film Clips including the famous Nixon-Khrushchev Kitchen Debate in Moscow in 1959 with an Ampex VR-1000 and RCA TK-41 camera. Many more neat historic clips of vintage equipment in action.

The museum is located at 144 Main St Woonsocket, RI 02895

Barbecue-Style Light Refreshments at 4:30 PM

Presentations and Tours at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Please plan to park in the nearby public parking lot across from Woonsocket City Hall.

ADDITIONAL PARKING is available nearby directly behind 162 Main Street, the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust building. There will be signs with arrows on Main Street. On-street parking is very limited in Woonsocket. For more information, contact Paul R. Beck at 617-824-8834 or 508-633-6859 or