Newseum Presentation Facts

lilajiro's version from 2016-03-11 19:18


The Newseum is 250,000-square-feet and is located on 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington D.C. There are seven levels, which feature fifteen theatres, twelve major galleries, dozens of smaller exhibits, two broadcasting studios, and an interactive newsroom.


In 2000, the Freedom Forum, publisher of USA Today, wanted to move the Newseum from Arlington, Virginia all the way to Washington, D.C. When they got there it cost them $450 million to open up.


Ralph Applebaum designed the Newseum in Washington D.C. with the help of the main architect James Stewart Polshek. The goals of the designers were to design a building that was unforgettable, to create a museum space three times bigger as the normal one, and to celebrate The First Amendment of the U.S Constitution, which includes freedom of speech, religion, and press as well as the right to assemble and petition the government.


After looking at and researching a LONG list of all of the Newseum’s exhibits, I picked my five favorites: 1.) The Berlin Wall Gallery, 2.) 9/11 Gallery, 3.)First Dogs: Presidential Pets in the White House, 4.) JFK, and 5.) Blood and Ink: Front Pages of the Civil War.


I also found out that the Newseum is not just for adults, it’s for kids too! Kids can have fun in three craft exhibits, virtual tours, class trips, and lots of fun on the many green screens
Five Fun Facts:
• It takes two to three hours to view the whole Newseum.
• The Newseum is seven levels high.
• There are thirty-five thousand historic newspapers some dating back to nearly five hundred years ago. The oldest artifact is a Cuneiform brick from Samaria.
• The Newseum only closes three times a year. (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day)
hey ladies a temporary exhibit goes up on voting day. This exhibit features the relationship between the Presidential candidates. There is even a little section where kids ages six to twelve can vote for the president that they want to have, but it doesn’t really count! You can find this exhibit on the sixth floor of the Newseum.


The 9/11 gallery really stood out to me a lot. As you walk into this exhibit you can see a large wall full of pictures of people that died on September 11. On the side of the wall, there is a smaller chart with fewer people on it. These are the people that died trying to save the lives of the people inside of the building. There is even a warning label before you enter this exhibit that says that young children might not be able to handle what you are about to see.


The Newseum is 250,000 square feet. The average American house is 3,000 square feet. That means that you can fit a 3,000 square foot house into the Newseum about eighty times.


The Newseum has a mascot. Their mascot is a hound dog, and he does not have a name. The kids enjoy hugging him and taking pictures with him while they view the Newseum.