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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.

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

SCREENINGS

November is I Love Lucy Month!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
2:00 p.m.
At the Museum

For roughly a decade, beginning in 1951, I Love Lucy was consistently ranked among the top rated TV shows. Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnez and their friends Fred and Ethel Mertz had no end of zany episodes that continued in reruns long after the original shows aired.

November 28-30 Million Dollar Idea. First broadcast on January 11, 1954 (Season 3, episode 12). The Ricardo household budget is in shambles (as usual) after Lucy decides to put her Aunt Martha’s salad dressing recipe on the market. Her plan? To market it on a TV morning show on the station her friend Caroline Appleby’s husband runs. Home economist Mary Margaret McMertz (Ethel) will invite “an average housewife,” (Lucy) to taste the dressing on the air. The advertising on a local TV show looks like a success, but when Ricky finds that they’re losing money on each jar, the girls have to find a way to get their customers to cancel their orders. Need we say more?

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.

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

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR BUSINESS BOOSTERS!
Please consider using these businesses as a way of thanking them for supporting us!

2014
Platinum level
Names appear here, in Dials and Channels, and in the Museum lobby
The Longaberger Co., Roberta Borges, Bowie, MD
Simpson & Simpson, PLLC, Williamsville, NY
Toth Distribution Services, Bowie, MD
Widmann Financial, 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.

DOCENTS WANTED!
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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