Give Back

Thank you for helping us make a difference. Preserving the history of broadcast history is incredibly important. The National Capital Radio & Television Museum’s efforts are limitless in ensuring that we provide the public with the artifacts and stories that are part of the foundation of broadcast today.

As a volunteer organization, we are always looking for folks to join us in our preparation of exhibits, repairing old radio and television receivers, acting as docents to provide tours, and other roles involved in operating a museum. We encourage you to consider becoming a member or fellow volunteer. Donations, no matter how small, will make a difference and are always greatly appreciated.

Ways to Give

Make a Financial Donation

You can make a tax-deductible donation online, by check, or by credit card. Instructions for each of these options are written in the sections below. Your donations help us continue our efforts and ensure we can operate for years and years to come.

Legacy or "Planned" Giving

Love what we do and hope to help us continue sharing radio and television history well into the future? Consider incorporating a planned gift to the National Capital Radio & Television Museum in your financial or estate plan. Including the NCRTV Museum in your Will or Trust is an easy yet meaningful way to make a lasting impact.

Donations of Radios, Televisions, and Related Items

The NCRTV Museum welcomes donations of appropriate items for the Museum. NCRTV Museum is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization, so if you itemize deductions on your tax return you can claim a deduction for the fair market value of the donation. As with all charitable donations, it is up to you, the donor, to determine the value of donated items for tax purposes; however, you are welcome to refer to antique radio price guides in our library. IRS requires that you hire a professional appraiser to establish the value of particularly valuable items.

Please contact the Museum first to inquire about a donation and to set up a drop off / pick up time:
(301) 390-1020 or

Give Online

If you’d like to make an online donation to the museum via Paypal, please click the PayPal button below or follow this link.

PLEASE NOTE: The PayPal option should NOT be used for payments for goods or services (e.g., tubes or photocopies). If you wish to use PayPal to pay for those items, let us know and we will invoice you. Thanks!

By Check

 If you would prefer to send us a check, checks should be made payable and sent to:

NCRTV Museum
PO Box 1809
Bowie, MD 20717

By Credit Card

To pay by credit card, please call the office at 301-390-1020 during regular business hours to consult with staff regarding such payments.

Other Ways to Help

Museum Memberships

By joining the NCRTV Museum today, you’ll help us achieve, sustain, and preserve the legacy of radio and television. Consider becoming a member TODAY!

Members receive a variety of benefits such as online access to a growing repository of rare and hard-to-find digitized historical material on radio and television, invitations to special events at the museum and elsewhere, and 10% off of purchases at the Museum store.

Corporate Sponsorships

Did you know that museums are an important component of the American economy (approximately $2 billion annually) and also play a critical role in education, through partnerships with schools, libraries, and other museums?

More people visit museums on an annual basis than attend sporting events! Your sponsorship will allow you to reach many people who might not otherwise know about you. In addition, you will be supporting educational programs right here in Bowie.


The National Capital Radio & Television Museum has a team of talented and interested volunteers in addition to the board of directors who help in a variety of areas. We always welcome others, regardless of background, experience or area of interest.