Video Stuff – Electronic Gaming Through the Years
Starting on February 3rd a new exhibition will open at the Dunedin Historical Museum. It is hard to believe that 30 years ago people were playing with a new type of video computer came called “Pong” Pong was a simple black and white monitor which consisted of two lines and a white ball which was hit back and forth like tennis. It was a huge success and the beginning of video game history.
The exhibit “Video Stuff” takes you through the history of video games. Starting with Pong and winding up at the Wii and Xbox 360, you’ll have the chance to learn and play with some of the classics. Included in the history of these modern playthings will be the history of the electronic pinball machine that will take a visitor forward to the more familiar pinball games used today. The exhibit will include a game area where children and adults will have a hands-on opportunity to try some of the early video machines as they appeared in game rooms and shopping malls.
The exhibit will run until the end of May. The Museum is requesting a donation of two dollars ($2.00) to join in the fun. The fees will be used to maintain the video games. The Museum will also be offering Family Game nights in the next few months with special activities for those with family memberships. The Museum is located on Main Street where it meets the Pinellas Trail in downtown Dunedin.
For special activities and group information please contact the Museum at (727) 736-1176
Dunedin Historical Museum is the first Museum to receive this exciting new traveling exhibit from the Orange County Regional History Center in Orlando. Director Vinnie Luisi mentioned that the museum was chosen due to the excellent ratings it has received throughout the state, and its good working relationship with the Orlando History Center.
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