The Museum is a member of Chesapeake Charities, a non-profit organization that helps raise money for local charities. Chesapeake Charities is running an eBay fundraising auction this week.
There are three ways you can help:
1) Let your friends and family know about the auction and ask them to visit ebay.com/chesapeakecharities, browse the wonderful and unique items being offered, and place a bid on one or more items that they would love to have or give as a gift.
2) Visit the website yourself at ebay.com/chesapeakecharities, browse and place a bid on one or more items that you would love to have or give as a gift.
3) If you “do” Facebook, follow both the Museum (and Chesapeake Charities, like the Museum and Chesapeake Charitites, and share the auction posts that you will see on http://Facebook/chesapeakecharities.
The auction will be online until Saturday, October 25 at 3:00 p.m. (some items will be open for bidding until Sunday, October 26) so please take this action as soon as you can! Keep an eye on the auction as we get closer to Saturday because some minimum bids may be reduced.
For your information, here is some background on Chesapeake Charities, a local community foundation and 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. For ten years, Chesapeake Charities has been providing fund and grant expertise and administrative support to now more than 70 individual charities in the Chesapeake Bay area, enabling them to focus on the good work that they do. This includes running after-school programs, animal welfare, environmental conservation, family support services, historic preservation, teen intervention programs, promoting the arts and many more important community efforts.
Thank you for helping me to support Chesapeake Charities. It means a great deal to me.
THE MUSEUM’S OWN ED WALKER TO BE FETED
The Big Broadcast Celebrates 50 Years
Sunday, November 2, 2014 @3:00pm
As the host of WAMU 88.5′s beloved “Big Broadcast,” Ed Walker introduced a new generation to the golden age of radio.
You are invited to join the 50th Anniversary Celebration of “The Big Broadcast” with longtime host Ed Walker.
The event will feature both a classic and an original old-time radio show performed by the Metropolitan Washington Old Time Radio Club. The actors also will give a special demonstration on how sound effects are performed.
Rob Bamberger, host of WAMU’s “Hot Jazz Saturday Night,” will interview Ed about the history of “The Big Broadcast” and give attendees a behind-the-scenes look of the historic show.
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014
Lisner Auditorium, The George Washington University
730 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
$15 12 and Under
To purchase tickets, visit:
or call the box office at: (202) 994-6800
Got tickets? Excited about the show? Use the hashtag #bigb50 on social media!
MUSEUM CONTINUES TO BE LISTED AS A CHARITY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGNS
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.
If you have any questions, please contact your Agency’s CFC team.
October is Ventriloquists, Puppets and Children’s Shows Month!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
At the Museum
October 25-27 The Cisco Kid. 156 syndicated episodes of this western aimed at kids, were produced between 1950 and 1956. It was one of the first filmed shows made for television during an era when most programs aired live. The Cisco Kid and his sidekick Poncho had an easy-going camaraderie.
WANT TO SUPPORT THE MUSEUM? YOU CAN DONATE NOW!
The Museum is a non-profit member of the local 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 a donation to the Museum, please click the donate now button to go to PayPal. All donated funds will come to the Museum.