California Computer History Museum

Home & Family, On the Road, Technology, Trivia
on May 18, 2008

After Digital Equipment Corp. engineer Gordon Bell and his wife, Gwen, discovered in the late 1970s that their collection of computer-related artifacts was outgrowing their space, they created a museum. Today, the Computer History Museum, now located in Mountain View, showcases their artifacts and many more, including a 1935 Enigma encryption machine used during World War II and early personal computers such as the 1976 Apple 1.