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CHM Decodes Technology for Everyone


CHM has something for everyone, from docent-led tours to demonstrations to self-guided visits. Learn Photoshop from the pros, experience the sights and sounds of classic computing, try your hand at coding, and discover why computer history is more than 2,000 years old. Discover all this and more in CHM’s onsite and online exhibits. 


Remembering CHM Cofounder Gordon Bell

CHM is saddened to share the news that Museum cofounder and Fellow Gordon Bell passed away on May 17, 2024. Bell was a prominent American electrical engineer and computer scientist who made a tremendous impact on the world of computing—from handheld devices to supercomputers. Bell is in the pantheon of brilliant computer designers that includes Seymour Cray and Gene Amdahl.

Beyond his groundbreaking engineering contributions, Bell has been a major force in preserving and presenting the history of computing to millions of visitors and explaining its impact on the world around us. With his then-wife, Gwen, and DEC cofounder Ken Olsen, he started The Computer Museum in Boston, which later became the Computer History Museum. Bell was a generous longtime donor and active member of the Board of Trustees. He will be missed by all.

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Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043 
(650) 810-1010 

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