Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Visit to the Newseum - Part 2

One neat Exhibit was called Great Books. It had some wonderful old copies of some fantastic books. Including a 1542 copy of the Magna Carta:

P1000414 A 1475 Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas:

P1000415P1000416A 1690 An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by Locke:

P1000417A 1774 copy of The Intolerable Acts of King George III to the American Colonies:

P1000418A 1792 reprint of Thomas Paine's Common Sense:

P1000419A 1787 first printing of our American Constitution:

P1000421A 1788 First Edition of The Federalist, Vol. 2:

P1000422An autographed 1893 reprint of Frederick Douglas' autobiography:

P1000423P1000424There was also an interactive newsroom where you can try your hand broadcasting the news, newspaper first pages from the current day from every state and many countries, a memorial to journalists who died doing their job, a history of reporting, and other exhibits. But one particularly moving exhibit was on 9/11.

Headlines from around the globe the day after 9/11:


The Antenna from atop the North Tower:






Felicity before a piece of wreckage from Flight 93, when ordinary citizens became heroes:

P1000431Felicity before a piece of the Pentagon:


Watching my almost two year old innocently look at rubble from such evil, I couldn't help but cry.


If you can, I heartily recommend a visit to Washington, D.C.'s Newseum.

1 comment:

  1. Didn't even know it existed. We used to visit family in DC all the time, it was a joke that we always had to visit the Air and Space Museum. I think maybe it's time this Spring to head back there with the kids.