SBE Chapter 37
SBE Chapter 37
November 18, 2017  

Our Next Meeting

All Are Welcome at SBE Meetings;
SBE Membership is not Required

Meeting Date:

November 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Location:

National Capital Radio & Television Museum
2608 Mitchellville Rd.
Bowie, MD 20716

Directions:

From the North:

Take either I-95 or the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south to the Washington Beltway (I-495) and head south toward Richmond. Take exit 19 East (U.S. 50) toward Annapolis. Travel about seven miles to Exit 11 (Collington Rd., Bowie, Rt. 197). Bear right on Collington Rd. for just less than one mile, and then turn right on Mitchellville Rd., heading south for 1.3 miles. To your right, you will see a museum sign and driveway just before a stop light (Mt. Oak Rd.). There’s free parking at the museum.

From Washington, DC:

Take New York Ave (U.S. 50) East toward Annapolis. After you cross the Beltway (I-495), continue on U.S. 50 east for about seven miles to Exit 11 (Collington Rd., Bowie, Rt. 197). Bear right on Collington Rd. for just less than one mile, and then turn right on Mitchellville Rd., heading south for 1.3 miles. To your right, you will see a museum sign and driveway just before a stop light (Mt. Oak Rd.). There are ten parking spaces at the museum, which is located on corner or 4 way intersection. There is a church diagonal to the museum that allows overflow parking for museum visitors.

From the South:

Drive sorth on I-95 until the Springfield Interchange, and follow signs for I-95 and I-495 North (they are the same highway for some distance in Virginia and Maryland). You will cross the Potomac River on the Wilson Bridge and drive about 15 miles to Exit 19 East (U.S. 50) toward Annapolis. Travel about seven miles to Exit 11 (Collington Rd., Bowie, Rt. 197). Bear right on Collington Rd. for just less than one mile, and then turn right on Mitchellville Rd., heading south for 1.3 miles. To your right, you will see a museum sign and driveway just before a stop light (Mount Oak Rd.). There are ten parking spaces at the museum, which is located on corner or 4 way intersection. There is a church diagonal to the museum that allows overflow parking for museum visitors.

From the West:

Take I-270 towards Washington, DC. When you reach the Beltway (I-495) proceed east. Follow the Beltway through Maryland and take Exit 19 East (U.S. 50) toward Annapolis. Travel about seven miles to Exit 11 (Collington Rd., Bowie, Rt. 197). Bear right on Collington Rd. for just less than one mile, and then turn right on Mitchellville Rd., heading south for 1.3 miles. To your right, you will see a museum sign and driveway just before a stop light (Mt. Oak Rd.). There are ten parking spaces at the museum, which is located on corner or 4 way intersection. There is a church diagonal to the museum that allows overflow parking for museum visitors.

Map:

By Mapquest

National Capital Radio and Television Museum

Guest Speaker: NCRTV Docents

Those of us interested in broadcasting and audio are fortunate to have a world-class broadcast museum right in our back yard. The National Capital Radio and Television Museum (NCRTV Museum), which is housed in a fully-restored turn-of-the-century building owned by the City of Bowie, is one of the most comprehensive collections of historic radios and televisions in the United States. The NCRTV Museum exists to preserve electronic media and foster an understanding of its impact on technology's future. Exhibits include radio and television receivers of various vintages as well as a 1940s AM radio station transmitter.

The NCRTV Museum has agreed to host a November 14 joint meeting of the Washington and Baltimore SBE chapters as well as the Audio Engineering Society (DC Section). The museum will provide docents to escort our group through the facility while shedding light on the museum collection from a uniquely tech-savvy perspective.

We are planning to meet in the annex at the museum site (a small garage just adjacent to the museum), enjoy the opportunity to meet one another, and have a bite to eat starting about 6:30 pm.  We'll have brief business meetings for each of our respective organizations about 7:00 pm, and begin the tours shortly thereafter.  We hope you can join us! 

So we may make the necessary arrangements for dinner, PLEASE RSVP by Noon November 13th by sending an e-mail to meet@sbe37.org and telling us whether you're representing SBE Chapter 37 (Washington), SBE Chapter 46 (Baltimore), AES (DC Section), or coming as a guest.

NCRTV Museum

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