After Hours at the Museum

After Hours at the Museum is a series of exciting, entertaining and informative bimonthly presentations at the Antique Wireless Museum in Bloomfield, New York. Led by experts from the Museum, academia, and industries throughout the region, the series will cover a broad spectrum of experiences and topics from an old time live radio show to the latest developments in communications, and from the likes of Irish music to the Finger Lakes wine industry.

After Hours at the Museum is designed to be fun, interesting and engaging.  The presentations will be held at the Museum on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served as part of a fun evening. In addition to the presentations, admission tickets will allow visitors to enjoy and explore the Antique Wireless Museum – a unique ‘gem’ of the Finger Lakes.

First off this year’s presenters is Leif HerrGesslel with a look back at the career of Lt. Myron Adams, a resident of Bloomfield, NY.

The second presentation of the year will be a look at beer, by a representative of the Other Half Brewery, Bloomfield, NY.

The third event of the year will be by Donovan Shilling, a local historian with a talk on radio history.

The forth event will be a presentation by Karen Noske looking back at the career of one of radio’s talented theatre organists, Rosa Rio.

The fifth event of the year will be by Bryan Ayers, a local musician.

The last event for the year will be by David Knight, another talented local musician.

The dates for the 2020 events are:

January 15 “2nd Lt. Myron Adams, US Signal Corps, from Bloomfield”
– Leif HerrGessel, Executive Director, East Bloomfield Historical Society
March 18 “Beer Making in New York and a Beer Tasting”
– the Other Half Brewery, Bloomfield, New York
May 20“The Heyday of Radio”
– Donovan Shilling, Local Historian
July 15“Iconic Women in Radio – Rosa Rio”
– Karen Noske
September 16“A Songwriter Sings His Songs”
– Brian Ayers, popular local musician
November 18“Songs and His Guitars”
– David Knight, popular local musician

​Admission for adults is $10 or $5 for members of the Museum. Seating is limited so don’t miss out.  Purchase your advance sale tickets at the Museum during normal Museum hours of Tuesdays 10 am to 3 pm and Saturdays 1 pm to 5 pm. Remaining tickets will be sold the night of the presentation at the door.

The Antique Wireless Museum is located at 6925 Route 5 in Bloomfield, New York 14469 near the corner of Route 5 and Route 444.

Founded in 1952, the Museum is sponsored by Antique Wireless Association which is an educational, non-profit corporation chartered by the Department of Education of the State of New York.