November 23, 2010
‘Yes, Virginia’ Family Day at the Newseum

‘Yes, Virginia’ Family Day at the Newseum

'Yes, Virginia' Family Day at the Newseum

WASHINGTON — Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and he's making a special appearance at the Newseum.

When: Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free for every child who brings a new, unwrapped toy for "Toys for Tots."

Get into the holiday spirit for a day of special events and activities inspired by Francis P. Church's classic New York Sun editorial "Is There a Santa Claus?"

Schedule of activities:

Breaking News! Let it Snow!: All Day
NBC News Interactive Newsroom, Level 2
Record a Santa sighting or report on blizzard conditions at our "Be a TV Reporter" experience.

Newshound Scavenger Hunt: All Day
Information Desk, Level 1
Sniff out all the great holiday information at the Newseum.

Hands On!: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Annenberg Theater Lobby, Level 1
Make your own snow globe using classic Thomas Nast illustrations or your own design.

Editorial Roundtable: 11:30 a.m.
Learning Center, Concourse Level
Gazette editors David Simon and Melissa Chadwick explain the role of newspaper editorials. (Limited seating for this 30-minute program.)

NewsMania: Noon
Knight TV Studio, Level 3
Compete for prizes in our special live, holiday-themed current-events game show.

Editorial Roundtable: 12:30 p.m.
Learning Center, Concourse Level
George Washington University student newspaper editors Lyndsey Wajert and Annu Subramanian, and University of Maryland student newspaper editor Justin Snow explain the role of newspaper editorials. (Limited seating for this 30-minute program.)

"Yes, Virginia," with WTOP's Chris Core: 2:30 p.m.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3
Join WTOP commentator Chris Core for a reading of the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial "Is There a Santa Claus?"

Editorial Roundtable: 3 p.m.
Learning Center, Concourse Level
USA Today writer Saundra Torry explains the role of newspaper editorials. (Limited seating for this 30-minute program.)

"Yes, Virginia": The Story Behind the Famous Editorial: 3:30 p.m.
Knight TV Studio, Level 3
American University journalism professor and author W. Joseph Campbell tells the story behind the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial "Is There a Santa Claus?"

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