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HOW SWEET WAS IT?  Apr 25, 2014

"HOW SWEET WAS IT?" New Show! Opening Reception!
Since our TV ZONE Show, THE TVDCM has not had a "Home" but have been active with installations at the Beck Center, The Baseball Heritage Museum, The Cuyahoga County Fair, Lock 3, and others.
Now, thanks to the BOMB SHELTER--we're back with a new display and fun stuff to see and think about?
Come help THE TVDCM give thanks and celebrate our new "Home"
Friday, April 25, 2014 from, 5 to 8 PM at
THE BOMB SHELTER 330-258-0088 923 Bank Street, Akron 44305.

Admission is only a donation of non-perishable, People or Pet Food or
a Jell-O Salad dish!
Fun, food, music, video, prizes and surprises--
Stay Tuned!



Best Location in the Nation!  Aug 15, 2007

Thanks Chemstress Consultant Company
for donating the Museum space!


A partial guest list:
The International Roy Orbison fan Club
NEO Model "A" Club
Chambrell Seniors
Tri-County Radio Club;
Akron Bicycle Club;
Summit County Historical Society;
Wadsworth H.S. Media Club;
Miller South School;
U.A. Watercolor Club;
Salvation Army Retirees;
Yadda, yadda . . .


The TVDCM was open for the 4th of July, 2006 weekend festivities--
The Downtown History Trails tour/contest, sponsored by the
City of Akron humbly included the TVDCM
+20 other Akron, Ohio treasures to visit!

It was an awesome opportunity to visit some of the places that make us . . .
The Best Location in the Nation! & we have been for a long time!!!



Early Television Foundation
2006 Convention


April 28-30, 2006
Steve McVoy hosted the
4th Annual Early Television Foundation Convention
in beautiful Hilliard, Ohio!
It's the Best TV Collection in the World!!!
& it's just 90-minutes from Akron!
The museum is awesome, the "swap meet" was sweet, & the auction was fun.
Go to ETF on our links page for the wrap.

TVDCM curator David Blewette
spoke in the early afternoon meeting session.
Here are some of the things he meant to say . . .
Thanks to Steve & his staff.
Thanks to all of the attendees--you are a great bunch of people!
The virtual tour is overexposed due to the need to use work lights.
The ambience is meant to be more "rec room" like.
Numerous 50's-60's chairs & lamps have been added to enhance that feeling.
Also, other additions since the virtual pics were taken are not viewable.
ETF members: If you are in the Akron area--call 330-434-2509
for a customized tour!
To view the collection as previously displayed go to links page and click on
"Grandmother's Video Productions"--then: "TOUR"
Thanks again!



CURRENTLY CLOSED:

The Ghoulardi, Big Chuck, & Son of Ghoul exhibits were on diplay at the TVDCM through May 2006!
Thanks to Guest Curators:
Bill Cody, Patti Denham, Wayne Buchanan, Bob Ferguson,


IT WAS FUN!

DJ Larry Smith & his All Occasion Sound Company challenged, amazed, & entertained all comers with his
TV Trivia Party!
Yes, just like at the legendary Frank's Place & other hot-spots around,
this adaptation of the popular Music Trivia, rated new TV Trivia heights! Prizes & give-aways too!!!


DID THAT & IT WAS FUN!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 from 5-7pm
A "Meet & Greet"
Frank C. Comunale for
Summit County Council At-Large
Campaign Fundraiser! was held at the TVDCM.
Many enthusiastic movers & shakers
Met the Candidate! Toured the Museum!! & Had a Nice Day!!!


Sunday March 12, 2006
Ghoulardi, Big Chuck, & Son of Ghoul fans enjoyed
a FREE event at the Akron/Summit County Main Library.
Then the TVDCM hosted a fun, nostalgic, & crowded reception.
Thanks to
Exhibitors:
Bill Cody & Patti, Bob Ferguson, & Wayne Buchanan.
Volunteers:
Diane Del Greco, Joan Reisig, & Billy
Video:
Carl Palmer
Miller South School of Visual & Performing Arts:
Ms. Wendy Duke & students
Akron/Summit County Library
Mike Derr, & Staff
Guests:
Tom Feran, Chuck Schodowski, & Son of Ghoul!


On Tuesday, January 24, 2006--a benefit NEO bands video event co-sponsored by the pretty people at the Lime Spider was held at the museum.

50+ people attended & enjoyed the museum & 20+ years of video of local bands, including:

The Hi-Fi's, Unit 5, Personna 74, Numbers Band, The Bettys, Hammer Damage, Walking Clampets, Twist-Offs, Evil Beaver, Those Darn Accordians, The Bomb, I-Tal, Cyde, King Dapper Combo, Third Plane, Big Hunk of Cheese, Deville Brothers, Lucky Tigers, Bangorillas, Bohemia, Disengage, CD Truth, The Nimrods, Strip, Dogs & Kids, Buchtel Halls, The Loons, Recipe, Black James, Village Idiots, Fur Ball, The Jakes, Ten Zen Men, Joey Glitz & the Glamrods, Missle Toe, Red Elvises, Roger Diarhea, Surfaholics, Fluff Chicks, Petty Booka?, also--Cavanugh's closing night bands, & there was even a Chants of Reign!

DVD & VHS copies of many of the band's videos can still be ordered.

The first 25 people received "A Piece of the Bank" souvenir!!!--with instructions on visiting the IT CAME FROM AKRON site--where the viewer can detonate the final blast that leveled the historic, THE BANK NITE CLUB. You can too! http://www.ICFA.com

Special Guests: Karen Kilroy & jimi imij and the hysterical muzic society?!--Blew everybody's mind with their library (tapes, posters, anthologies, news clippings, etc.,) of local band history. WOW MOM!!!

A good time was had by all, "This is the best gallery EVER!", M. Neff.
"I've never smiled in a museum this much!", R. Mason.

@ 9 pm+ @ The Lime Spider:
THE WONDERFUL, THE BEAUTIFUL, THE SEXY,
THE PAPER CROWNS!!!! set the night on fire!!! As they do on most Tuesday evenings--All aboard The Love Boat!!!

Thanks to the Lime Spider for their food and support!
Visit their site for up to the minute info on the best club & live music around! www.thelimespider.com

The TV Zone show is made possible through
the generous site donation of the
Chemstress Consultant Company in association with
CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).

For a virtual view of TVDCM click "TOUR"
The TV Zone show was open by appointment, to groups, 7-days a week. "Open Public" hours were Sundays 2-5pm.

The TVDCM was located in the Chemstress Courtyard Building--next door to the Main Akron/Summit Library on Main Street in beautiful downtown Akron.

Voice Mailbox 330-434-2509--we'll get back to you asap or faster!