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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Vintage Computer - Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum expands in new location

Bugbook
Bugbooks
The "Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum" has moved to a much larger and better location in Floyd Virginia. This gives David Larsen and the LCF Group a much better opportunity to display the most important computers and memorabilia from the 45 year effort to collect and save this historical equipment and information. David has been working long hours everyday the past two weeks setting up the new displays. Many folks have been helping and making this move happen at lighting speed.  The building owner has been great to work with and are glad to have our museum in the most prominent location in the whole town of Floyd Virginia.

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museum sign
Museum sign on front of building



Our Sign on the outside of building







Computer Museum display
Computer Museum display



Story board welcome to the Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum






David Larsen
David Larsen in Museum




Curator David Larsen KK4WW working on displays






front of museum
front of museum


Front part of museum - The red walls and floor
are very Floyd looking. I like it .








Bugbook Computer Museum
Bugbook Computer Museum




back part of museum







Calculator Display
Calculator Display



Front corner - case with about 100 calculators in the background







Bugbook Museum
Bugbook Museum



Mr. Ed mounting wall displays








Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum
Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum


Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museu
Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum




Our sign outside the entrance











Looking out the front door into parking lot and street.








Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum



Looking at building from the street - we have a nice parking lot just in front of museum.






Ham antenna
N4USA amateur radio antenna



 Antenna for our amateur radio station N4USA in the museum






David Larsen Museum Curator
David Larsen Museum Curator



 David at Amateur radio display info







David Larsen at N4USA
David Larsen at N4USA


 David KK4WW at amateur radio station N4USA








David G Larsen
It has been a lot of fun and brings back memories from 50 years ago moving these computers and displays to the new area.
The museum and blog have given me the opportunity to hear from old friends and people who have used our books and teaching equipment from the 70s & 80s. Tonight I had a call from Maurice Green in Silicon Valley.  I lived in that area 51 years ago - wow that seems like times past. Maurice used our Bugbooks and Outboards in teaching digital electronics in the 80's and is still using them and teaching young folks about the basics of digital logic. He tells me they really enjoy this and he will report in the form of a blog to publish here on our site. I am looking forward to that information,