Museum Highlights

Remembering Erich Bloch

Remembering Erich Bloch

Erich Bloch (January 9, 1925–November 25, 2016), German-American electrical engineer, had a long and successful career, first at IBM and then with the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Bloch was honored as a Fellow of the Computer History Museum in 2004.

Computing Luminaries Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Computing Luminaries Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Established in 1963, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed by the President of the United States. This year, among other distinguished honorees, the 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom will be awarded to computer pioneers Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, Richard Garmin, Margaret Hamilton, and Bill and Melinda Gates.

Oral History of Rich Hilleman

Oral History of Rich Hilleman

Computer game guru and video game producer Rich Hilleman discusses his first experience with computers in elementary school, his work as an 18-year-old courier at the Nevada National Security Site, and his prolific career at Electronic Arts (EA) in his 2012 oral history.

Women and Computing Tour

Women in Computing Tour

Women have played a crucial role in the history of computing at many levels, from programming and engineering to marketing, business, and leadership. Learn more from our "Women in Computing" tour, featuring nine remarkable women who have impacted computer history.

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