Ok, so I'm a nerd. My ticket was good for Friday and Saturday and it was raining, but I could have spent all day both days. but I didn't. But the room with original front pages dating back to the 1500s? Let's just say I spent a good hour of my Friday afternoon in that room alone.
The Newseum is a museum of the news (get it?), and just for that, it is a museum of all of history. journalism is the rough draft of history. But it's a museum of things I've lived through. Amazing.
It was powerful. The 9/11 exhibit made me cry, especially the documentary of reporters remembering what it was like to cover that terrible day.
The exhibit of Pulitizer Prize winning photographs was powerful and beautiful.
I was in awe at everything I saw. It made me feel alive and restored my hope in journalism.
I treated myself to a pack of newspapers with 63 of the biggest events from Pearl Harbor to Obama's inauguration. It's pretty much the best gift shop purchase I've ever made.
(Hall of front pages. Today's news from all 50 states and lots of countries. whose job is it to change the front pages everyday? probs an intern)