The Living Computers Museum + Lab in Seattle is shutting down due to the effects of the current COVID-19 situation. Here’s the public announcement:
Rich Alderson goes a bit more into detail in a message, I found on a mailing list:
As I’m sure all of you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a crisis
with devastating effects on many cultural organizations, and more especially
on those which rely on public gatherings and special events to achieve their
mission. Since before we opened to the public in 2012, our philosophy has
been a simple one: To understand computing technology of any period, you need
to experience that technology at first hand.
The current global situation has made it difficult for us to serve our
mission, and given so much uncertainty we have made the difficult decision to
suspend all operations of LCM+L for now. We will spend the months ahead
reassessing if, how, and when to reopen. Because that will not happen in any
short time frame, the staff, including me, have been laid off.
I hope, the museum + labs will manage to reopen anytime soon and we won’t have to move this to the “Histories” section.