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New-York Historical Society's Silicon City exhibit will reveal that NYC is where computer history—including Telstar!—all started!
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    A big thank you, periodic exclusive updates on the exhibition, PLUS your name listed on our website in a special "Kickstarter Funders" section.

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    An original Telstar! refrigerator magnet.

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    A personalized authentic 1960s-era punch card!

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    An original Telstar! mouse pad.

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    An original Telstar! print, and our big thank you.

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    An original Telstar! t-shirt!

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    Your picture taken with the Telstar – emailed to you!

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    A signed copy of Zabet Patterson's Peripheral Vision.

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    A signed copy of Raiford Guins's Game After.

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    Free admission to the exhibition for 2!

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    An exclusive "9 Evenings: Theater & Engineering" DVD set – not available elsewhere!

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    Free admission to the exhibition for 4.

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    Invitation to the exhibition's VIP opening party.

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    Invitation to a private Q&A reception with the exhibition curators.

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    Year-round free admission to the New-York Historical Society for two and a $50 museum store shopping spree.

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    Invitation to the Telstar! hanging press event on November 4.

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    A private docent-led tour of the Silicon City exhibition, followed by lunch for four in the Museum's Caffe Storico.

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    Private access to exhibition vintage computer games for group of 10.

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    You and 13 guests will go “Inside Industry” at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on this exclusive private tour led by Turnstile Tours.

    Building on a legacy of technological innovation as America’s premier naval shipbuilding facility for 165 years, the Yard is now home to the greatest concentration of manufacturing and green businesses in NYC. You will experience the past, present and future of the Yard through a custom, guided experience of BLDG 92 and then head out into the Yard to visit the workshop spaces of two Navy Yard businesses to get a behind-the-scenes look at how they're integrating traditional craftsmanship with digital technologies.
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