Industrial Exhibits

Starting in the early 20th century, various industries were attracted to Sunnyvale.  Hendy Iron Works relocated here from San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.  After WWII, aerospace companies like Lockheed and Ford Aerospace Division became major employers.  In the 1970’s, the design and manufacture of integrated circuits on silicon chips turned Sunnyvale into the center of Silicon Valley; nearby companies included Hewlett Packard, Intel and National Semiconductor.  The mid-1990’s saw the birth of the internet, resulting in the “dot com boom” which continues today with companies like Yahoo and Google with offices here.

City of Destiny display

City of Destiny display

early industries

early industries

business artifacts

business artifacts

X-Ray shoe fitter

X-Ray shoe fitter

Sunnyvale Radio Shop Artifacts

Sunnyvale radio broadcast operation artifacts

Hendy Ironworks Display

Hendy Ironworks display

Moffett Field exhibit

Moffett Field exhibit

Lockheed Exhibit

Lockheed exhibit

Lockheed Missiles

Lockheed Missiles

Blue Cube building relic

Blue Cube building relic (currently on display by Lockheed exhibit)

Technology Timeline Upstairs Display

Museum High Tech Timeline

Museum High Tech Timeline

Vacuum Tube

vacuum yube

Transistor Radio Display

transistor radio display

Emerson Transistor Radio

Emerson transistor radio

Transistor Radios

transistor radios

Flip Phones

mobile flip phones

Timeline space exhibit

Timeline space exhibit

Apollo XI model

Apollo XI model

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