The Midwest Computer Museum exhibited at the Vintage Computer Festival Midwest 14 on September 20-21, 2019. Items in the exhibit included computers from the late 1970’s to the early 1990’s.
The TRS-80 Model I, Apple II and Commodore PET are known as the “1977 Trinity” as they were the earliest widely available home computers and all released that year. MCM displayed each member of the Trinity at the show. President Ken Edwards informed visitors about the history of the Trinity as well as provided opportunities to write BASIC programs and play games on these early machines.
MCM also brought an Amiga 2000 with the Video Toaster to the show. The Toaster was setup for hands on use by attendees. MCM board member Christopher Petzel guided would-be and real-life video producers on how to make live productions as if it were 1990.
Also on display were a Tandy 1000 HX running Deskmate, a Commodore VIC-20 with several cartridge games and an Apple II GS.
Randy Kindig, MCM Vice President also attended VCFMW and split his time between helping the museum and at his personal display of Atari computers.
The museum’s exhibit can be seen on YouTube in videos posted Krazy Ken of Computer Clan and 8-Bit Show And Tell.