Open House on June 24 from 3-5 pm

On June 24 we open our doors to our Bowie neighbors for a open house in partnership with the Community Association of South Bowie from 3 pm to 5 pm.  Our docents will warmly welcome you into our museum and will answer any questions you might have about our museum, our collection or about the history of radio and television.  Outside will be a hands-on tent filled with fun STEM activities for kids and kids-at-heart.  And do no miss our refreshment table to nibble at some sugary treats or pick up a cool drink.  We look forward to seeing you there!

STEM Programs with the Anne Arundel County Public Library System

We are working with the Anne Arundel Libraries to bring STEM programs to their patrons. On April 8 we will be at Broadneck Library at 3 pm and on May 6 at Odenton at 1 pm. We hope to see you you there.

NCRTV Museum is going on the road.

In April, we are participating in the Kid’s Passport to Maryland History Program that is taking place all over Prince George’s County. We will be at Darnell’s Chance (M-NCPPC) on April 29 from 11 to 3. We hope to see you there.

Museum Closed for a Special Event Friday March 17

The National Capital Radio and Television Museum will be closed on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 11:30 am to 2 pm for a special event. We regret any inconvenience.

National Capital Radio & Television Museum is closed

The National Capital Radio & Television Museum in Bowie, MD will be closed Tuesday, March 14 due to icy road conditions. Please stay safe on the roads today.

Spring Radio Repair Classes Opening Soon

New session of radio repair classes start on March 4, 2017 for the Saturday class and March 6, 2017 for the Monday evening class.  Space is limited so please contact Andrew Garner at to sign up.

Winner of Editor’s Choice for Best Things to Do in Annapolis


Jeremiah Broadway editor of the blog “Funthingstodo” just notified us that we have made the list for Best Things to Do in Annapolis, Maryland


NCRTV Museum Hours Change October 1st

As of October 1st, 2016, the hours of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum will be shifted one hour earlier than where they are now. This is in conjunction with the early sunset during the Fall and Winter months. The NCRTV Museum will be open Friday 9am – 4pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm. For any inquiries, please contact the Museum Office at 301-390-1020.

Karen Whitehair Named Executive Director of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum

Bowie, MD: For Immediate Release

The Board of Directors of the National Capital Radio & Television Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Whitehair as Executive Director. Laurie Baty, the previous Executive Director, has accepted a position with the Drug Enforcement Agency Museum in Pentagon City, VA

Karen Whitehair brings 25 years of overall Museum experience to the Museum, with an emphasis on collections management, exhibit development and interpretation. She received her Bachelor’s Degree of Art in History from the University of Colorado in 1988 and her Master’s Degree of Art in History from Yale University in 1991. She also holds a certificate in Museum Studies from The George Washington University, received in 1994. She has been featured in several academic publications, including History News and Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archive Professionals. Ms. Whitehair comes to us from the Montpelier Mansion in Prince George’s County, a beautiful estate home in Laurel, MD. The Museum looks forward to her joining its team on August 29th.

For all queries, please contact Andrew Garner at the museum. He can be reached at or by phone at 301-390-1020.


Prince Georges County Councilman Todd Turner presented the Museum with a check for $5,000 at the annual Open House. Councilman Turner cited the good work that the Museum has been doing in the past few years. He also stated how pleased he was to be able to give a grant to allow us to continue our work on volunteer training and children’s programs. Brian Belanger and Laurie Baty accepted the check. If you’re interested in becoming a docent, please contact the office at 301-390-1020.

Photograph © Photography by Perry