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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #45 on: September 11, 2017, 10:24:11 AM »
Does anyone have any info as to where they are at now with a new museum?

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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #46 on: September 11, 2017, 12:02:46 PM »
I think they are using the old Bell Telephone building in Murphy's CA.
Don't know for sure tho.
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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #47 on: December 18, 2017, 02:51:12 AM »
Thank God its not in southern Calif, or they'd be picking through the ashes....again....
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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #48 on: December 18, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
The new JKL2 museum is located near Santa Cruz, California. It is very impressive. They are still working on getting it completed.
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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #49 on: December 19, 2017, 12:43:22 AM »
Do you know if in fact it is in an old CO building as Jim said? If so that will be the second one on the west coast after Seattle. Though Seattle isn't in an "old" CO building but rather in a currently operating CO.

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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #50 on: March 20, 2018, 07:52:44 PM »
Do you know if in fact it is in an old CO building as Jim said? If so that will be the second one on the west coast after Seattle. Though Seattle isn't in an "old" CO building but rather in a currently operating CO.

Terry

No it is not in an old CO.  It is in a converted ranch style house. 
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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2020, 04:48:01 PM »
No it is not in an old CO.  It is in a converted ranch style house.

My son used to live in Tacoma. The last time I visited, I talked him into visiting the Seattle museum with me. That place is awesome! Not one, not two, but at least 3 operating switches (SxS, #5 and ESS).  And they let you play! Very, very cool.  They are only open Sunday mornings, I think. And I will probably never get back there, but they now have a working Northern Displayphone I donated as a thank you.

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Re: The JKL Telephone Museum - California, Lost to Fire
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2020, 06:40:45 PM »

Last September it was 5 years after the fire.

You can see the progress we've made on out website:
https://www.jklmuseum.com/
Scroll down to see photos of the new museum.

BTW besides the Connections Museum in Seattle https://www.telcomhistory.org/connections-museum-seattle/ another nice museum on the West coast is the Telephone Pioneer one in Tacoma WA:
http://www.scn.org/telmuseum/
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Remco, JKL Museum of Telephony Curator

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