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US Newseum: Keeping news alive
One of the special features of the United States is the way the country keeps memories alive. The events of many years ago are sometimes relived as if they are just happening and one of the memorable storehouses such history in the US is the Newseum.
The Newseum, a 250,000-square foot museums of news, offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.
Located adjacent to the Smithsonian museums on the National mall, its exterior unique architectural features include a 74-foot high marble engraving of the First Amendment and an immense front wall of glass through which passers-by can watch the museum fulfil its mission of providing a forum where the media and the public can gain a better understanding of each other.
The Newseum features 14 major galleries and 15 theatres, retail spaces and visitor services. It offers a unique environment that takes visitors behind the scenes to experience how and why news is made.
Inside the Newseum are the eight sections of the historic Berlin Wall and an East German guard tower; interactive newsroom; journalists memorial; a replica of ATS 1 satellite, which made possible the first live global TV broadcast; front page news from more than 80 newspapers around the world; 9/11 and Katrina gallery, among others.
On the topmost floor of the Newseum, visitors will have opportunity to take in a majestic view of the Capitol and learn the history of America’s Main Street, Pennsylvania Street, including the history of American presidents.Share