A small volunteer-operated museum that contains switchboards, pay phones, booths, test boards, cable displays and is a tribute to telephone history. Be sure to call ahead for a personal tour.
Museum in Fairmont West Virginia represents a lifelong collection of
telephones, from H. Donald Brice. H. Donald Bice Begin his collection of
telephones begin in 1938 after he started working for a telephone company. (The
Times West Virginian). The Telephone museum opened up in 2006 in Fairmont West
Virginia as a memorial for Bices collection. The Times West
Virginian writes “Today, the phones Bice collected over the years and his late
wife’s family’s antique furniture adorn the walls and floors of the
Bice-Ferguson Memorial Museum in downtown Shinnston for the public to view.
Formerly the First National Bank building located on the corner of Pike and
Bridge Street, this historic facility mainly features antique telephones and
equipment from 1885 to 1960 among age-old furniture in parlor, living room and
dining room set ups.” (The Times West Virginian).