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.
November is I Love Lucy Month!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
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?
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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.