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555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
202-292-6100 Newseum.org

Newseum

The Newseum, headquartered in Washington, D.C., promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.

Since opening in 2008, more than 7 million have visited its modern building located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue between the United States Capitol and the White House. The Newseum’s seven levels of interactive exhibits include 15 galleries and 15 theaters. Among the most memorable exhibits are the 9/11 Gallery Sponsored by Comcast, featuring the broadcast antennae from the top of the World Trade Center; the Berlin Wall Gallery, whose eight concrete sections are one of the largest pieces of the original wall outside of Germany; and the Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery, which features photographs from every Pulitzer Prize-winning entry dating back to 1942. In 2016, TripAdvisor users rated the Newseum as a “Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Museum in the U.S.”

The C Street entrance  is located on the North side at 6th and C Streets, NW

The Group Entrance is at 6 and C St NW

Considered one of the most interactive museums in the world, the Newseum experience also traces the evolution of electronic communication from the birth of radio, to the technologies of the present and the future.

Access to the Historical Society’s reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th streets NW). A photo ID and a security check are required. Please arrive a few minutes prior to the event start time to allow for going through security.

A staff member will greet visitors at the security entrance and escort them to the reading room.

 

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November 2017

Intro to House History

November 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources about the history of houses and other buildings in Washington, D.C. The workshop provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about the information in microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform), and real estate atlases. Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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January 2018

Digital DC History 24/7

January 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to online resources for D.C. history, from government databases to blogs and interactive maps. Learn the ins and outs of some of these detailed websites so that you can access D.C. history resources 24/7. Participants will receive an annotated list of over 50 free websites on D.C. History. Participants are encouraged to bring laptops in order to fully explore the resources at their own pace; there are limited desktop and laptop computers available in the…

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February 2018

Intro to House History

February 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources about the history of houses and other buildings in Washington, D.C. The workshop provides attendees with an opportunity to learn about the information in microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform), and real estate atlases. Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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March 2018

Design Inspiration from the Archives

March 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is designed to spark creative re-use of historical material. The collections are a goldmine for design inspiration. In this workshop, attendees will gain inspiration from collections ranging from Victorian dance cards to mid-century modern government docs, punk rock posters to 1940s restaurant menus, gold-inlaid bindings to mod fashions. Let the typography and ornament inspire your next creative project! Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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April 2018

Intro to House History

April 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources available for discovering the history of houses and other buildings here in D.C. This is an opportunity to learn about information found in microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform), and real estate atlases. Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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May 2018

D.C. 1968

May 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources for researching and learning about D.C. in 1968. 2018 marks 50 years since Washington, D.C., and many other urban areas around the nation exploded in civil disturbances in the wake of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But as Dr. Marya McQuirter noted in her lecture at the 2017 D.C. History Conference, D.C. in 1968 was about much more than the civil disturbances. The workshop serves as an introduction to…

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