- November 4 - 7
AM until 8 PM: Vote for the local,
state, and national candidates of your
- November 5,
10:00 AM: Board meeting in the
Visitor's Conference Room at UNIVAC, Eagan.
- November 12,
7:00 PM: Election of Club Directors and
Officers for 2015 followed by Executive
Director Philip Jenni from the Wildlife
Rehabilitation Center (WHC) of Minnesota sharing
the WHC activities,
and social time at the Unisys, Eagan
- November 21,
11:00 AM: Unihogs/Uniturkeys at
Casper's in Eagan -
click here for flyer.
- December 4,
11:00 AM: Annual UNIVAC Old Timers
Reunion at the Ft. Snelling O' Club
- December 11,
3:30 PM: Annual VIP Club
Dinner/Dance at the Ft. Snelling O' Club
- reservation form is on the Contact Us
Old Plant 8
- Courtesy of Dan Carlson:
(LMCO IS & GS Eagan) has assembled a
pictorial history of the facility starting
over 2 years ago.
Looks like the old Eagan facility will have
a destiny with the wrecking ball starting in
December, below is the link to Brian’s
pictures to date.
The Legacy Committee needs periodic volunteers for the
DCHS Lawshe Museum, contact
Bernie Jansen or
The needs are to help with photo identifications and to write exhibit
storyboards for the various equipments and artifacts in storage.
- IT Legacy is International:
[translations and postings with permission of the VIP Club Board as requested by the translator]
- The Home page introduction and the IT Legacy page, Pg 10 have been translated into the
German Language, by Dieter Hoffmann.
- Our Systems, Pg 60 translated to the Polish language,
- Our Computers, 16-bit page 54 has been translated into the Bulgarian Language, browse
Our IT Legacy, Pg 10 was translated into the Romanian Language, browse
- Our Computers, Pg 50 is on the web in the Slovenian Language, browse
to post items in this section:
3. Next Event Summary
November 12, 7:00 PM
us in the Unisys, Eagan north side visitors' conference
room – MACS building. After the 2015 Board election, we
will have a most interesting presentation that Dale
Phelps and Dick Lundgren have arranged. The program is
"Wildlife Rehabilitation - The Science and Compassion of
Rehabilitation Center (WRC) of Minnesota (http://www.wrcmn.org) provides quality medical care and rehabilitation
for all injured, sick and orphaned wild birds and
animals, and shares its knowledge with the people who
care about them.
presenter is the
WRC Executive Director Philip Jenni who will talk
about the work of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center,
one of the nation’s leading veterinary clinics for
injured and orphaned wildlife.
He’ll outline some of the larger cultural trends
that provide historical context for this rapidly growing
field and talk about why this work is socially
significant in today’s world.
Section 6 below has
GPS and driving directions
Future VIP Club hosted programs and events are listed on our
4. Article for the Month:
November - Two articles for this month from Lawshe Museum
employees. First, a report on 'Accessioning in View' by
Andrew Fox then
LMCO volunteerism by Sally
Anderson. These two articles were extracted from a recent DCHS publication by
Lawshe Museum Trustee, Bernie Jansen. Posted herein
“Courtesy of Dakota County Historical Society”.
October - Reporting on 'our first visit' to the Charles Babbage
Institute by Richard 'Dick' Lundgren. This 2006
report was languishing in my pending folder. It is
apropos to relate the early days of the Legacy
September - A 'bottoms
up' chronology of semi-conductors used by the defense groups of
ERA/UNIVAC/Sperry/UNISYS/LMCO by Larry Bolton.
August - A
of Dr. Thomas Misa's Digital State
book by Lowell Benson.
Previous 'Article for the Month' items
are listed and linked on the
Legacy Project, Documents
page, 100 items since April, 2007.
5. Site Update Log*
October 20: Archived the
September newsletter, updated section 3.4 of page 31, continued some update
work, updated the next event section of this page, and posted the Christmas
Dinner reservation form on the Contact Us page.
September 20: Archived the
September 18: Posted the October
and November 'Articles for the Month' in section 4 above and on the
documents page. Also updated the Next
Event Summary in section 3 above.
September 5: Updated the Periodic
Groups, Page 8.
August 26: Updated the next event
section of this page.
August 6 - Added section 3.5 to page
27. Posted the August and September 'Article for the Month'. Added the
American Computer Museum to section 4 of the links page. Revised section 2 with
the addition of Area and Zip code 'find' links.
July 21 - Added section 6.9 to
this page. Archived the May newsletter and archived the Jan. '14 => Apr. '14
June 30 - Posted the July
'Article for the Month' and updated the Next Event Summary.
June 1 - Posted the June 'Article
for the Month.' Updated the IT Legacy, Exhibits page 19.
May 20 - Updated the Next Event
Summary and archived the April newsletter.
May 6 - Added a new developmental
page 19, Exhibits.
May 2 - Posted the May 'Article
for the Month.' Posted an updated VIP
October 2007 through April 2014
of previous updates is in printer definition format (pdf).
As of November, 2009 changes to the Announcements section of this home page are not listed.
6.1 Lawshe Museum in South St. Paul: Set your GPS unit to South Saint Paul, 130 Third Avenue
- note map inset at right.
From the Roseville area, take Hwy 36 to I-35E south toward downtown St.
Paul. Get into the left lane then take the I-94/Hwy 52 left exit to merge onto Hwy 52 going south. 3.4 miles later, take the Butler Ave exit
and turn left. Go 0.7 mi and turn right onto MN156 S. After 1.8 mi, turn right onto Grand Ave. W – Drive up the hill a block and turn left; the
parking lot is then 400 ft. on the left. From the Eagan area, take I494 toward the Mississippi river then take exit #65 onto 7th Ave. Turn left and drive a
mile to South view Blvd, turn right at the light. After 0.3 mi, turn left onto 3rd Ave – the museum parking lot is then 0.2 mi on the right.
6.2 Unisys MACS in Eagan:
Set your GPS unit to Eagan MN, 3199 Pilot Knob Road.
From Hwy 35E take the
Pilot Knob Road exit ramp. Then go north on Pilot Knob Road about ½ mile
to Tower View Road. We use the Unisys north parking lot and the visitor
6.3 Unisys Plant 4 in
Set your GPS unit to
Roseville MN, 2470 Highcrest Road. From
Hwy 35W north; exit onto W County Rd C to go west a mile, then turn
left onto Walnut St. Then turn right onto Terminal Road for half a
block, turn right at Highcrest Rd. to building entrance.
From 35W south, exit on Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd off ramp, turn left, drive under the
freeway, then turn right onto Walnut St. Follow it 0.8 mi north then turn left on Terminal Road. Go ½ block and enter the UNISYS parking lot
on the right. From Hwy 36 east, drive west until 36 joins Hwy 35W just past Hwy 280, then exit at the
Industrial Way / St. Anthony Blvd. off ramp of 35W. Go north on St. Anthony Blvd. to Walnut St. [the first street on the right]. Turn right
onto Walnut Street. From Hwy 280 northbound, use left lane exit just past County Rd B for
Terminal road access [St Croix St.] Turn left at Terminal Rd, then 1.5 mi. to Highcrest Rd.
6.4 Roseville VFW:
Set your GPS unit to Roseville, MN,
1145 Woodhill Drive. From the
area take 35E through St. Paul to go west on Hwy 36. Exit to Lexington Avenue then right about a mile to Woodhill – turn left, drive about 100
yards and enter the VFW parking lot on the right. From the Minneapolis area, take 35W to Hwy 36, then exit onto Lexington Ave -
turn left, then drive about a mile to Woodhill – turn left, go 100 yards and enter the VFW parking lot on the right.
6.5 Highland Park:
Set your GPS unit to St Paul, 1200 Montreal Ave. From the Roseville area; take 36 to 35E going south through the
city, exit at W 7th (Hwy 5) and turn right. After three blocks angle right onto Montreal Ave and drive uphill
½ mile. The Pavilion is on the left. From the Eagan area
take 35E north toward St. Paul, exit at W 7th (Hwy) 5 and turn left. Proceed to Montreal Ave angling right and drive ½ mile.
From St. Paul, find Snelling Avenue, drive south to Montreal Ave then turn left.
Drive ¼ mile to Pavilion on right.
6.6 Ft. Snelling Officers' Club:
Set your GPS unit to St Paul MN, 5512 Post Road, The Club
is located on a service road off of Minnesota Highway 5, at the east
side of the MSP airport. Take the Hwy 5 Post Road Exit at the southeast
corner of the airport, go east then follow the signs to the Officers’
Club. There is ramp access to the building and handicapped parking on
the upper level.
6.7 Casper's Cherokee House in Eagan:
Set your GPS to Eagan MN, 4625
Nicols Road, From I35E, take the Cliff Road exit and go West to Nicols, turn left. From Cedar Ave, take the Cliff Road exit, go
East to Nicols, then turn right.
6.8 Mermaid in New Brighton: Set
your GPS unit to Moundsview, MN - 2200 CR 10. From Roseville,
Minneapolis, and other southwest points - take I35W north then at
exit 28C take ramp right for CR10, cross over the bridge then turn left
onto Co. Rd H. From Eagan and southeast points - take I35E north
to I694 West, keep in the right lane for Hwy 10, get into the left lane,
cross over I35W then turn left onto Co Rd H.
Set your GPS address to 222 - 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455. The
walking location is Room #211 in the Andersen Library
second floor. For parking, the closest is lot C86/the
Law School lot that has shared contract and visitor
A parking alternate site is the city parking next to the
Marriott Courtyard hotel, formerly Holiday Inn at seven
This is about 1.5 blocks to the west of CBI, 1 block
east of the I35W Washington Avenue freeway exit.
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