Museum – Newseum, Washington, District of Columbia
“THE FREE PRESS IS A CORNERSTONE OF DEMOCRACY. People have a need to know. Journalism has a right to tell. Finding the facts can be difficult. Reporting the story can be dangerous. Freedom includes the right to be outrageous. Responsibility includes the duty to be fair. News is history in the making. Journalists provide the first draft of history. A FREE PRESS, AT ITS BEST, REVEALS THE TRUTH.” – Inscribed at the Newseum, Washington, DC
Changing Face of Pennyslvania Ave
“If a person goes to a country and finds their newspapers filled with nothing but good news, there are good men in jail.” – Daniel P. Moynihan, Inscribed at the Newseum, Washington, DC
“Now, 40 years later, we come to this wonderful culmination: the last site on the avenue… President Kennedy would be very proud, as are we.” – Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, at the unveiling of the Newseum design, 2002.
The Newseum on Pennsylvania Ave. 2007. The Freedom Forum purchased the last available space for development on Pennsylvania Avenue from the District of Columbia. Construction of the Newseum was completed here in 2007.
Prequel – Visiting in 2013
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” – 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Daniel Patrick Moynihan began working on the revitalization of Pennsylvania Avenue during the Kennedy administration after the new president notice how run-down the street looked during his inaugural parade. Working in the White House and Congress, where he served nearly 25 years as senator, Moynihan helped establish the President’s Advisory Council on Pennsylvania Avenue. He set into motion a commitment to history and architecture that was nurtured over the years by other groups. After his death in 2003, Congress designated a plaza near the Ronald Reagan Building as Daniel Patrick Moynihan Place.
“Pay Moynihan presided over the public works that saw to it that Pennsylvania Avenue was turned into the kind of memorialavenue that the world’s greatest power deserves.” – U.S. Sen. Robert Bennett of Utah, 2003