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"They took tremendous abuse," Silverman says with a smile. "I think every game should be played."
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“Everyone has a story about their favorite machine from when they were a kid or in college,” he said. “The game of pinball is a shared common experience.”
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National Pinball Museum Features Lights, Buzzers and a Slice of American History
If you take any period of American history and say okay the 60s, and you follow the pinball games that were made in the 60s, you would see exactly what took place in the 60s. So besides it being a historic timeline of events, it's an artistic timeline, it's a cultural timeline, and of course its still a game, so the game improved."
The National Pinball Museum is in the News!
Silverman featured on NPR
man with 867 pinball machines dreams of opening museum,"
"This is America, and we're losing more and more of" our history, Silverman said. "We need a place where we can keep [pinball] as a permanent record. A museum is a way to do that."...In Silverman's mind, pinball could be a gateway to much more learning. Besides art and history, the mechanics of design and the physics of motion are evident on each playing field."
"Pinball News" featured an excellent review of our museum. Read the article >>
According to Pinball News:
It should certainly be part of any pinball enthusiasts visit to the Washington/Baltimore area and his aims to expand both the size and the ambitions of the Museum is worthy of both our applause and our support."
David F. Silverman recently appeared at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum
He gave a lecture entitled, "PINBALL: The Art of Interactive Entertainment"
In coordination with the Smithsonian show, "What's it all Mean: William T. Wiley, in Retrospect," David Silverman, curator of the National Pinball Museum, presented a lecture on pinball history at the American Art Museum, October 31st.
After the lecture, people had a blast playing several
rare pinball machines, including:
Slick Chick (Gottlieb, 1963), Metro (Genco 1940), Indiana Jones (Williams 1993), Criss Cross A-Lite (Genco 1934) Star Gate (Gottlieb 1995) Nugent (Stern (1978), Road Show (Williams 1994) Square Head (Gottlieb 1963), and Saratoga (Williams 1948)
Man Creates Pinball Heaven,"
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