Early Television Museum
2017 Early Television Convention
This year's convention will be Friday, May 5 through Sunday, May 7. It will be held at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, a newly renovated building right next door to the musuem, which will be much more convenient for attendees.
Presentations: We are accepting proposals for presentations and demonstrations. Please send us your ideas.
CRT Rebuilding: Nick Williams will be in Hilliard on Saturday, April 29 to spend the week doing more CRT rebuilding. You are welcome to come join him. His schedule will be posted later.
Auction News: See the items currently listed for the auction. You can enter your items for the auction now. There will be at least 2 prewar sets in this year's auction: a RCA TRK-120 and a Marconi 705.
You can now register online
This year we have added a $15 charge for each vendor at the swapmeet to offset the cost of tent rental. Two large tents will be installed in the museum parking lot this year.
Motels near the museum
More details about the convention will follow.
Here is information on the 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 2015 and 2016 Conventions.
|From Baird to Belle Isle: A Brief History of Television in South East Michigan
|The CBS Electronic Video Record, EVR, and its Player
|A Look At The Early History of Los Angeles' W6XYZ/KTLA and The Influence of Klaus Landsberg In Creating This Television Facility
|Conversations with Vladimir Zworykin
|Steps For Restoration and Repair of Tube Type TV Sets
|Progress On An All-Glass 15GP22
|History and Use of the 1952 RCA TK-41 Prototype
Events in gray will be at the museum and those in green at the Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center
Friday, May 5
|1:00 pm –
||CRT rebuilding demonstration and workshop
|6:00 pm –
||Meet other collectors at the museum. Beer, wine, soft drinks. Demonstration of sets in the Museum's collection
Saturday, May 6
|7:30 am –
|8:30 am –
||Registration and Swap Meet
|8:30 am - 5:30 pm
|9:00 am - 11:45 am
|12:00 noon – 12:30
|12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
|3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
pm – 7:30 pm
museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors
|About 6:00 pm
||Silent Auction closes
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sunday, May 7
am – 5:00 pm
museum’s collection, talk to fellow collectors. Demonstration of
sets in the Museum’s collection.
am – 10:30 am
||Meeting - CRT rebuilding at the museum
|10:30 am - 11:00 am
||Early Television Foundation annual meeting