The Highland Historic Computer Museum (HHCM) is a computer museum dedicated to preserving historical computer equipment and making it available to the public. The museum was founded in 2001 by Mike Burch and Martin Burch.
Located in the small town of Highland in Howard County, Maryland, USA, the physical collection is open by appointment only. However, we are always working to make more of the hardware information, printed materials, and software in our physical collection available online.
A large portion of our physical collection consists of home microcomputers from the 1980s. This is primarily because many were produced and therefore are still relatively plentiful. However, we also have a word processor, transportables, and portables. Our collection is not limited to a certain type of computer or a set timeframe. We welcome your donations.
Unlike many other old computer collections, the majority of our unique, working computers are set up, complete with software and manuals and are ready for use.
To be sure, our physical location has come a long way since the founding.
- 2006 The museum is opened to our friends and interested guests for the first time!
- View a time lapse video of our opening.
- 2005 This summer we added shelves and set everything back up.
- 2004 We finished the walls in the summer and added a drop ceiling in the winter.
- 2002 We had computers set up on tables.
- See our photo gallery of computer setup
- 2001 The museum was just a concept. Mike had a large collection of old Commodore computers.