Roswell computer museum to open on moon landing anniversary

Roswell’s newest attraction, the Computer Museum of America, is to open Saturday, July 20, in the Roswell Town Center shopping center. COMPUTER MUSEUM OF AMERICA

The Computer Museum of America will offer “A Tribute to Apollo 11” when it opens a permanent location in Roswell on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Saturday, July 20.

The North Fulton attraction, previously a series of temporary "pop-up" exhibits at private shows and events, is planned for the Roswell Town Center shopping center, 5000 Commerce Parkway. Visit Roswell, the city's convention and visitor's bureau, featured the museum in its July email newsletter.

According to the museum's website, the facility "will preserve the achievements of the digital revolution to educate, entertain and inspire the innovator in us all." A fundraiser is set for Saturday, July 13, at the museum. To buy tickets: https://bit.ly/2ZWBYsW

Besides a replica of the Eagle, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, there will be a "Vanquishing the Impossible" collection of super computers, and a historical timeline, illustrating advancements in information and data technology from the abacus and slide rule to today's smart phones. Information: https://bit.ly/2KLLsnm

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