Bally's 1972 Fireball pinball machine.
Players filled the Pinhead Gallery at the National Pinball Museum in Baltimore. National Pinball Museum founder David Silverman greets visitors on opening day.

Hundreds of visitors played pinball on opening day at the National Building Museum's new location in Baltimore. The new location offers a little more space to play pinball and a little less space for historical displays. The crowd was very enthusiastic, with many people staying all day.

David Silverman opens the gates to the National Pinball Museum. Guests entered the National Pinball Museum between giant flippers. Wayne Neyens describe his first pinball machine design, College Daze. An exhibit of the art of Stan Fukuoka featured three playable Capcom games.

The National Pinball Museum opened to the public on December 4, 2010. Shortly after 10 AM, curator David Silverman unlocked the gates to allow a small crowd to enter. Soon visitors were exploring the history of pinball and playing dozens of games in the pay-to-play and exhibit areas.

David Silverman lectures about pinball at the Smithsonian. David Silverman traced pinball's origins to the Château de Bagatelle. David Silverman's lecture slide shows Knock Out's playfield, backglass, and art David Silverman's games, Nugent and Indiana Jones, in the atrium at the Smithson

Pinball machine collector David Silverman brought nine of his games to the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC on Halloween Day 2009 to promote his planned National Pinball Museum. Smithsonian visitors could play Silverman's games before and after his 90-minute lecture about pinball history and art.


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