Museum exhibit shows technology

Technological advances are on exhibit at the Summerland Museum’s latest exhibit, Technology.

Andrea Sanders

Andrea Sanders

Technological advances are on exhibit at the Summerland Museum’s latest exhibit, Technology.

The exhibit was scheduled to open on Wednesday evening.

It includes advances in telephones, typewriters, radios and televisions, cameras and more.

For written communications, devices range from quill pens and a slate blackboard and writing stick to typewriters from the 20th century and computers from the 1970s and 1980s.

Photographic developments include box cameras, Polaroid cameras and more.

Andrea Sanders, administrator of the museum, said one of the most important parts of the exhibit is the camera used by Charles Peel Nelson.

Nelson took many of the pictures in the museum’s collection. He also worked for the research station and documented the construction of the railway in the early 20th century.

Telephones include wall-mounted and desktop phones from the 20th century, as well as some novelty phones in the shape of an apple, an airplane and a pickle.

A cabinet mounted stereo, a black and white television from the late 1950s and a video disc player are also included in the exhibit.

The museum is at 9521 Wharton St.