April 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Newseum!

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WASHINGTON — One year after its grand opening on April 11, 2008, the Newseum has quickly become one of the most sought-after destinations in the nation’s capital.

More than 700,000 people have visited the 250,000-square-foot museum since it opened on historic Pennsylvania Avenue. President Barack Obama is a repeat visitor. Actor George Clooney charmed a sold-out house. And on any given day at any given hour, the tweets are atwitter with celebrity sightings and special programs at the world’s most interactive museum of news:

  • “Obama at the Newseum!” — 1:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 2009.
  • “Val Kilmer is at the Newseum!” — 8:37 a.m., Feb. 13, 2009.
  • “Arnold Schwarzenegger will be at the Newseum Sunday a.m. to tape an interview for ABC News ‘This Week.’” — 10:48 a.m., Feb. 20, 2009.
  • “BET covering the State of the Union from Newseum Tuesday.” — 9:45 a.m., Feb. 23, 2009.
  • “Find out what ‘Rosebud’ really means in ‘Citizen Kane.’” — 12:46 p.m., Feb. 25, 2009.
  • “Conan O’Brien currently touring the Newseum!” — 8:36 a.m., March 3, 2009.

To celebrate our first anniversary, the Newseum looks back at some of the people, events and programs that helped make the first year a rousing success. 

    • Tickets to DC's Top Attractions
    • Washington News Museum Annual Pass
    • Today's Front Pages
    • Shop Online
  • Support the Newseum
  • Places to Visit in Washington, DC near the National Mall
  • Press Info
  • General Info
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