Amateur Radio Club:
The Museum has received FCC approval to operate an amateur radio club at the Museum with the call K3RTV. The Museum intends to have programs available to school groups, as well as participate in the BSA Jamboree on the Air each Fall. Call to schedule a tour of the station.
The Museum, in partnership with the Bowie Branch, Prince Georges County Memorial Library System, offers lectures on the cultural history of broadcasting. Recent topics include The Titanic Disaster, the Associated Press, 1940s show Vox Pop, Fibber McGee and Molly, and Women in Radio. In acknowledgement of the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Museum is presenting a panel at the library with speakers from Bowie State University (a HBCU) and the National Security Agency.
On-site K-6 Education Program:
The Museum has a program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade and their families and adult caregivers. The program’s goals are to provide an introduction to the science and technology of radio and television. Participants in the hour-long program will engage in active learning facilitated by inquiry-based teaching, hands-on opportunities, and engagement with cultural artifacts. There is a fee associated with this program. Please call the Museum to schedule a tour.
The NCRTV offers guided tours of the exhibits to the general public during opening hours and to groups by appointment. Docent-led tours address radio and television technology, the chronology of its development and advancement, the cultural history of broadcasting, and the scientific principles behind broadcasting and receiving. The docent corps consists of about 20 individuals of varying backgrounds who share a love of broadcast technology and history. Donations are requested for group tours. Please call the Museum to schedule a tour.