Herman Hollerith
& the 1890 Census

Welcome to our Website

We are publishing the beginnings of what we hope will be a useful research tool for those of you interested in the history of computing. The website will be staffed entirely by volunteers, so if you are interested...give us a call.


We are just starting out on what we hope will be a long journey of discovery. Only 6% of the computers in our collection and 2% of the documents have been entered into our database. If you have an interest in research and writing...give us a call at 610-388-5856 and volunteer or write us at volunteers@TheComputerChurch.org.

Please stay safe and healthy!
Our opening, delayed by Covid, is planned for May of 2021. See you then!
We are making progress...new display cases and workrooms are being finished this winter.

Front view of the Computer Church Museum and Learning Center

Make plans to visit us in Parkesburg, PA

The Computer History Learning Center is proud to display the one of the world's largest collections of vintage computers. The "EarlyComputers Collection" spans the first 150 years of computing...from the 1830's to the 1980's and contains over 200 personal computers along with hundreds of vintage books, magazines and rare documents. The collection also contains over 20 Analog Computers, a type of computer that pre-dates our digital age.

We are currently preparing The Computer Church to display some of the most interesting items in the collection. We are also in the process of setting up a Research Library and we are continuing to work on adding new information to this website.

We are looking for volunteers to work with us in creating displays, developing educational materials, doing conservation work on the computers, helping with general maintenance of the building, conducting research, and the list goes on. If you have any interest in volunteering, please either email us at volunteers@TheComputerChurch.org or call us at 610-388-5856.

In addition to extensive pictures, we will, whenever possible, try to place each computer within the larger context of technology, culture, economics and aesthetics...to give you the personal story.

As we develop the earlycomputers.com webiste, we hope to give you the opportunity to participate....the chance to add your stories to ours.