Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

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2018 Early Television Convention

This year's convention will be held Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6. For the first time since the convention began in 2004, we have reluctantly decided to raise the price for both convention admission and for the Saturday dinner. Our costs have risen, and the goal is to make the convention financially self sufficient. Admission will be $35 for members and $45 for non-members, and the dinner will be $40 per person.

Another change this year is the elimination of the silent auction. Everything will be in the live auction, which will start earlier on Saturday than last year. Also, we will have a food truck at the museum for the Friday evening social gathering.

We urge you to register and make your motel reservations early.

We look forward to another successful event.

Motels near the museum
Lunch and dinner menus
Information on past conventions

Presentations and Workshop

Jack Poppele, the Most Famous Radio & TV Engineer I Never Heard Of Mike Molnar
RCA Eight-Inch Ten-Tube "Personal" Portable KCS 100 Ed Milbourn
Contributions of the Bendix Radio Division to Television Development George Lemaster
Dos and Don'ts of Restoration Concerning Early Broadcast Television Cameras Ralph Sargent
C. Frances JenkinsĀ  Carl Dole
Updated Progress Report About the Texas Museum of Broadcasting & Communications Chuck Conrad
Workshop: Repair hints for Philco Predictas Dan Jones


Events in gray will be at the museum and those in green at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center

Friday, May 4

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm CRT rebuilding demonstration and workshop - Nick Williams
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Meet other collectors at the museum. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection.

Food available for purchase from Flavor nTaste Foods. Here is their menu. Wine and beer available for purchase in the museum.

Saturday, May 5

7:30 am – 8:30 am Swap Meet setup
8:30 am – 11:00 am Registration and Swap Meet
9:00 am - 11:45 am Live Auction
12:00 noon – 12:30 pm Buffet Lunch
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm   Presentations
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  Presentations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Restoration Workshop - Restoring Philco Predictas - Dan Jones
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner

Sunday, May 6

9:00 am – 5:00 pm Browse the museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of sets in the Museum’s collection.
10:00 am - 10:30 am Early Television Foundation Annual Meeting
10:30 am – 11:00 am  Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum