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The Fall Tube Radio Repair class schedule is now available. Classes run for 10 weeks, with make-up sessions scheduled as needed. We are offering two classes this fall, one on Saturday, which begins on September 6 (9-noon); and one on Mondays, beginning September 22 (6-9 pm).

Please contact the Museum office at (301) 390-1020 or for registering information.

SCREENINGS: July 25-27

July is Vintage Dramas Month!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
2:00 p.m.
At the Museum

Magnavox Theater (Nov. 24, 1950), The Three Musketeers
This particular presentation was the first hour-long film made in Hollywood for television. The Magnavox Theater lasted only three months in the fall of 1950.

Following the playing of a 1939 Senators broadcast at the Museum, 28 Museum members and friends watched the Bowie BaySox beat the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Saturday, July 12.

It was a great night for baseball, fireworks, and everyone enjoyed themselves.


The Museum has recently become a non-profit member of the local Foundation for Community Partnerships to better position itself to raise money for its programs. One of the benefits of this partnership is the ability to raise funds through the Web. If you’d like to make a donation to the Museum, please click the donate now button to go to PayPal. All donated funds will come to the Museum.


We are delighted to announce that both the Chesapeake Region and the National Capital Region have included the National Capital Radio & Television Museum in their Combined Federal Campaign. Known as the Federal United Way, this annual fundraising opportunity is an important addition to our funding streams.

If you are a Federal employee, please consider selecting the Museum as part of your annual giving.

Our CFC Number is 87245.

Donate online:
National Capital Region
Chesapeake Region

If you have any questions, please contact your Agency’s CFC team.

RCA 6J6 tube and boxLOOKING FOR OLD TUBES for your radio?
Check out our online store and tubes available for purchase!





Please consider using these businesses as a way of thanking them for supporting us!

Platinum level
Names appear here, in Dials and Channels, and in the Museum lobby
Simpson & Simpson, PLLC, Williamsville, NY
The Longaberger Co., Roberta Borges, Bowie, MD

Gold level
Names appear in the Museum lobby and in Dials and Channels

Silver level
Names appear in the Museum lobby

If your business would like to join these companies in supporting the Museum, please contact Laurie Baty.

The Museum is looking for volunteers to serve as docents–people willing to take visitors on tours of the Museum. It is fun and rewarding! The Museum (which has been called “one of the 10 best museums in the State of Maryland”) will provide training. You’ll become an expert on the history of radio & TV. Docents are asked to agree to be on duty at least one day per month. To find out more, email Director Brian Belanger or call the museum at 301-390-1020.

THE NATIONAL CAPITAL RADIO & TELEVISION MUSEUM in Bowie, Maryland, opened its doors to the public in 1999, and since then has continued to grow in stature. Located just thirty minutes from the U.S. Capitol, the National Capital Radio & Television Museum has an extensive collection of old radio and TV literature and radio and television artifacts and working displays. The National Capital Radio & Television Museum is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of radio and television history.


Things To Do

  • Take a tour and see the evolution of radio & television
  • Review a fabulous collection of vintage receivers and related memorabilia
  • Listen to radio broadcasts on early radio receivers
  • Watch early television shows on vintage sets

Things To See

  • 40 lb. “portable” radio
  • Reado “radio” that prints out the newspaper
  • Philco “Mystery” remote control
  • Radio that takes pictures
  • TV set showcased at the 1939 World’s Fair

Museum Hours:
Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Other times by appointment

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The Museum is a proud member of

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