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 taco 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
Information on past conventions


Tentative Schedule

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
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks. Taco Truck for dinner. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection

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
6:00 pm – 7:30 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