Wednesday, December 07, 2011

A Night at the Newseum

An interesting night at the Newseum. Well actually it was only part of an evening. As it was described:

Members' Night with Artifacts "From the Vault"

As a special thank you for your support and to celebrate the holiday season, we’d like to welcome you to the Newseum for Members’ Night. Press Pass members are invited to an exclusive reception and program featuring the Newseum’s curatorial team and a few of their favorite artifacts from our extensive collection that are not now on display.

It was very interesting and the food well more on that later. They had the first mock up of Sports Illustrated that was shown to advertisers to get them to advertise in the first issue. A Currier and Ives print of the Battle of Gettysburg. The front page of a German paper with the Nuremberg verdict. Along with a host of other things. One in particular was a J. Fred Muggs doll in the original packaging. This was the chimpanzee that appeared on the Today show when it started.

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