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Punch Card Machine Demo at CMoA

Presented by Computer Museum of America at Computer Museum of America, Roswell GA

Dec 02 2023
Punch Card Machine Demo at CMoA

This hands-on event will show how a real punchcard machine was used to program before modern computers and modern programming languages. Attendees will be allowed to test out the machine themselves and take home their own punchcard.

The punchcard exhibit starts with a Jacquard Loom, one of the earliest uses of punched cards, which helped to make woven fabric more affordable. Herman Hollerith’s invention of electromechanical processing of cards tabulated data for the 1890 census. The @IBM family of punch card machines was used for data processing and record-keeping across many industries and academia. Punched cards were even used for matchmaking at the University of Iowa in 1963!

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Open to the public, but museum admission or membership is required (free with admission to the museum).

Museum Admission

  • $15: Adults
  • $10: Children ages 4-17
  • $12: Seniors (65+), military, and college students (ID required)
  • $40: Family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children)
    Note: Free for children under 4 years old.

Museum Membership
Consider purchasing an annual membership for year-round admission to the museum and other benefits.

  • $60: Individual
  • $80: Dual
  • $100: Individual +1
  • $120: Family of 4
  • $250: Supporting Member

Contact: (770) 695-0651


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  • Dec 2, 2023 at 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm (Sat)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Computer Museum of America

5000 Commerce Parkway, Roswell, GA 30076


Computer Museum of America is located at 5000 Commerce Parkway, in Roswell, GA, just north of the intersection of Alpharetta Highway and Holcomb Bridge Road. The museum's main entrance is at the rear lower level of Roswell Town Center adjacent to Aurora Cineplex and Fringe Miniature Golf.

Ample and free parking is available in front of the museum. Additional parking is available adjacent to the mini-golf courses; with a short walk to the museum’s main entrance.

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