The New England Wireless and Steam MuseumNEWSM Logo


1300 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818 USA
Telephone: 401-885-0545
Frederick Jaggi, President



The New England Wireless and Steam Museum, Founded by Robert and Nancy Merriam, consists of five buildings as shown in the image below. The red building on the left houses the wireless collection. The next building to the right is the Massie Wireless System station, "PJ", built in 1907. It is the oldest surviving working wireless station in the world. It was moved to this site from Point Judith, RI in 1982 to avoid demolition. The building in the center houses the stationary steam engine collection. This collection includes the only surviving George H. Corliss engine running under steam today. The next building to the right is the Mayes building named in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Thorn L. Mayes, longtime supporters of the museum. The Mayes building houses the Mechanical Engineering library and the collection of steam engine models. The building at the far right is a meeting house built in 1822. This building was also moved to this site in 1972 to save it from demolition. The meeting house is available for meetings and weddings, etc.

The New England Wireless and Steam Museum museum is entirely volunteer and therefore our efforts are mainly directed to hosting scheduled groups such as school classes, engineering societies, club or association meetings etc.  We do not have the staff to handle walk-in visitors except by prior arrangement.  If you are from away, Thursday is volunteer day, and there are usually people here on that day from 9AM to 4:30PM. We are also open on the second Saturday morning of each month. Please call (401) 885-0545 or email: newsm@newsm.org for an appointment.

1300 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, RI 02818 USA
Telephone: 401-885-0545
Frederick Jaggi, President

The image below is a clickable map of the museum. Point to a building and click.

Landscape Image of Museum




For more information about the Museum please e-mail: Frederick Jaggi, President
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