Museum’s Second Annual Fall Fundraiser Approaching!
Buy your tickets now! The National Capital Radio and Television Museum’s Second Annual Fall Fundraiser “Turn Your Radio On” will be held Saturday, September 12, 2015. The event will be held at the Blue Dolphin Seafood Bar & Grill, 1166 Md Rt. 3 South, Gambrills, MD beginning at 6:30 p.m.
This year, the NCRTV Museum will be honoring Ed Walker of National Public Radio “The Big Broadcast” fame for lifetime achievement in broadcasting. Arch Campbell, long-time DC arts and entertainment critic, will be present to honor Mr. Walker.
The evening will also include a live performance of the radio show Can You Top This?, dancing to music of the 1930s & 1940s by the Ruth Capabianco Quintet, a delicious dinner buffet including beer and wine, and an exciting silent auction.
Event registration can be made online or by mailing a check to the NCRTV Museum to PO Box 1809, Bowie, MD 20717. Individual cost is $65 per person and reserved tables of 8 are available for $480. Sponsorship and advertising opportunities also are available—please contact the Museum directly for details at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 301-390-1020 between 9 and 3.
Proceeds from the event will assist in preserving the history of radio and television for future generations. In an age where people born from the 1980s-on think radios, TVs and phones have always been tiny and portable, the Museum displays, explains, and preserves scores of wonderful pieces of equipment and devices from bygone eras to the present that show the development and impact of electronic media. Visitors to the Museum listen or watch any of thousands of audio and video programs, on the radios or TVs of their time period. Children participate in interactive programs that help them understand the science of radio and television.
Enjoy a memorable evening of baseball, fireworks, and camaraderie!
Box seat tickets for the Saturday evening, July 18 game between the Bowie Baysox and the Harrisburg Senators are available through the Museum for only $14. (regularly $17 at the door). Children under 3 free.
Food vouchers available in advance, too.
July is Jack Benny month
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
At the Museum
Jack Benny’s radio show began in 1932 and became one of the most popular comedy shows. In 1950 CBS began televising the Sunday evening shows, while continuing to broadcast them on radio. Telecasts continued into the 1960s, although not every week. Jack’s “sidekicks” Mary Livingstone (Jack’s wife), Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, and announcer Don Wilson had gained popularity in the radio era and continued to appear on the show during the TV runs. Each weekend in June a different episode will be shown.
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!