Hidden away in an nondescript industrial park (strangely awash with exercise studios), the Pavek Museum takes visitors through the history of electronic communication. The staff are eager, fun and knowledgeable – and more than ready to show you how the vintage devices on display worked. Massive, elaborate radios from the 1920s share space 1970s television cameras, metal tape machines, a working morse code station and a vintage Apple IIe. Seeing the entire history of electronic communications, invented in a relatively short amount, of time is staggering. Be sure to check out the novelty room with theremin and The Man From Mars radio hat!
The Pavek museum was originally the collection of Joe Pavek, an enthusiastic collector. With the help Earl Bakken, inventor of the pacemaker, the museum was established. Bakken’s own museum of electricity is equally fascinating and very much worth a visit, too.
3517 Raleigh Avenue
St. Louis Park, MN 55416