After a year-long renovation, Comporium's Telephone Museum in downtown Rock Hill reopens today with new exhibits, more hands-on experiences and a video featuring Tammy the Truck.
The museum traces the history of communications in Rock Hill, starting with the telegraph - visitors can try their hand at sending Morse code - and ending with Comporium's latest Internet technology.
In between are a variety of telephones - most of the rotary-dial variety - switchboards and the museum's centerpiece, a 1927 Mack truck.
"Old Mack," as the truck is affectionately known, originally was fitted with gas headlamps and solid rubber tires. The truck remained in service until 1978.
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"Old Mack" also shares the video spotlight with Tammy. The video looks at Comporium's 500-vehicle fleet. The vehicles log more than 6 million miles a year.
The museum at 117 Elk Ave., across Black Street from city hall, is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. There is no admission charge.