Auman Museum of Radio & TV

This museum is located in a little store front at 215 N. Tuscarawas Avenue, in Dover Ohio.  It is called the Auman Museum of Radio and Television. It is open to the public only by appointment. You call the phone number and get in touch with Mr. Larry Auman (330) 364-1058.

Larry was a true radio/TV buff who started out collecting old TVs and radios from friends, relatives, and neighbors. He soon found himself outgrowing the storage space at his home. He found the little store he has now and the museum began. The museum displays mechanical televisions from the ’20s & ’30s. Also, a 1939 RCA TV from the New York World’s Fair. How about Marconi’s first TV from 1938, in addition to the first color TV (1954)? Visitors can also view many games, toys and comic books relating to the very early shows of the 1940’s and 50’s, along with props from movies and TV shows. Some of Larry’s memorabilia from early Cleveland TV includes Dick Goddard’s first weather gauges and posters of the Gene Carroll show.

Larry not only collected many, many radios and TVs, but he had the ability to make most of these workable. In many cases he had to cannibalize several models to come up with one workable one. In addition to having radios and over 300 TVs (his television sets span from 1930 – “The Mechanical Era,” to 1950 – “The Golden Age”), he also features hundreds of games, toys, comic books, and other related items pertaining to television memorabilia!

The museum was definitely a “walk back in time.” Located at 215 N. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, OH 44622.  Admission is $5 Adults, $3 Children.  Hours are by appointmet only, call (330) 364-1058.

Directions:

I-77 to exit Tuscarawas Ave./211, head southeast, the museum will be on your left, just after 3rd St.