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.
"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.