MUSEUM MOURNS LOSS OF ED WALKER
The National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV) is deeply saddened by the death of Ed Walker.
Ed played an important role in the founding of the Radio History Society which was established in 1993 to create a local museum of radio and television history. Ed served as its first President. In recent years Ed served on the board of that organization and continued on the board of its successor National Capital Radio & Television Museum.
David Wolf, Chairman of the Board, stated, “Ed was integral to the creation of our institution. The Museum would not be where it is today without his leadership and ongoing support.”
At its recent September 12 Fundraiser, the Museum honored Ed for a lifetime in broadcasting. Ed, fortunately well enough to attend the event, stated that it was the most important award he had ever received.
We join the broadcasting community and Ed’s family in mourning his passing.
RARE ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITY
The Museum maintains a “Desired Acquisition” list—historical artifacts that we are particularly eager to acquire for the Museum’s permanent collections. At the top of the list is a pre-WWII electronic (CRT-type) television set. On loan now from a private collector is the 1940 RCA-Victor mirror-in-the-lid TV Model TRK-120 shown here. It is in excellent condition and works. This set has been offered to the Museum for purchase. Won’t you help us buy it?
Your contribution toward the purchase is 100% tax deductible. Please make your check payable and send to:
PO Box 1809
Bowie, MD 20717
and note on the memo field that it is a donation toward the purchase.
SCREENINGS November is The Andy Griffith Show month
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
At the Museum
Mayberry, North Carolina, was the setting for this homespun situation comedy, which aired on CBS during most of the decade of the 1960s, and later, in reruns. Andy Griffith and his colleagues such as Barny Fife, played by Don Knotts, were loveable characters.
WANT TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM? YOU CAN DONATE NOW!
If you wish to make a financial donation to the Museum, you have two options. The Museum has recently become a non-profit member of the local community foundation Chesapeake Charities 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 an online donation to the Museum, please click the “donate now” button to go to PayPal. All donated funds are held for the Museum by Chesapeake Charities. PLEASE NOTE: The “Make a Donation” button should NOT be used for payments for goods or services (e.g., tubes, SAMs, or photocopies).
If you wish to use PayPal to pay for those items, let us know and we will invoice you. Thanks!