Santa Claus is coming to the Newseum

Santa will be all over the media this weekend — at the Newseum, that is.  This Saturday, December 11, is ‘Yes, Virginia’ Family Day at the venue dedicated to all things journalism.  The day of special events and activities is inspired by Francis P. Church’s classic New York Sun editorial “Is There a Santa Claus?”  See the schedule below for details.

Admission is free for all children who bring a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.  Parents have to pay for entrance, but Goldstar currently has an offer for half-price admission; the regular $18 fee is just $9 through the online deal outlet.

The event runs from 11am – 5pm.  The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, and is close to several Metro stations — see the Newseum website for to determine which is most convenient for you.

 

Schedule of Events:

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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