About "The Innovator"

The Charles River Museum opened in the late 1980s, before the digital era had really taken off. Even  though the internet emerged as a a force for information sharing in the 1990s, the printed word was still dominant. Our museum published a paper newsletter called "The Innovator."

We've decided to bring it back. The first modern issue was September 2016. We will do our best to keep it a monthly henceforth. And we will scan and share here archives as we find them and the time to get them online. In the meantime... Enjoy!


December 2016

In this issue we reflect on the year that was, including highlighting a great event: the official naming of a prominent Waltham landmark the "Arthur H. Nelson Memorial Bridge." We also put out a call for volunteers, announce our new podcasts feature, and more. 

There was no November 2016 issue.


October 2016

In this issue we remember a dear friend, share thoughts on collections and exhibits, and details on some of the wonderful cultural events that are upcoming at the Museum. 


September 2016

In this comeback issue, we reintroduce the publication and talk about the month's special events, including a 60th Anniversary Celebration of Rex Trailer's "Boomtown" complete with a screening of a documentary film about the program and appearances by characters from the show!


Placeholder: First Archive Issue

We will share a quick abstract here when we've scanned and posted the first archive issue we get our hands on.