The Newseum opened a new exhibit in partnership with the Washington Nationals this weekend called “Nationals at 10: Baseball Makes News.”
Many Nationals fans got an advanced look at the exhibit highlighting 10 memorable media moments of the team’s first 10 years of history at an after-hours baseball themed party on Thursday.
— Sylvester Coddmeyer (@NLBeastNats) July 30, 2015
We were happy to score discounted tickets this weekend for just $10.00 (plus tax) as part of an opening weekend promotion. Visitors 18 and younger will be able to visit the Newseum free through Labor Day. Adult tickets will cost $22.95 (plus tax).
The compact gallery exhibit, located on the second floor, was crowded with Nationals fans, on Sunday afternoon, who walked around the exhibit and reminisced with other fans dressed in Nationals caps and jerseys. Fans joyfully recalled witnessing some moments while regretfully sharing stories about what they were doing during other moments. Fan interaction was certainly an added bonus.
The multimedia exhibit, designed by Tyler Jordan, utilizes three walls of space, a large TV and sports memorabilia (jerseys, bats, balls, lineup cards etc.) on loan from the Nationals to tell the stories about the coverage of the games. Adjacent to the main exhibit are smaller monitors that provide a more general history of baseball in Washington, D.C. though archival photographs depicting players and presidents.
The exhibit will be on display through November 29, but it’s not a problem if you don’t think you will be able to make it. We took plenty of photos!
- Baseball Returns to Washington (April 14, 2005)
- Last Game at RFK Stadium (September 23, 2007)
- First Game at Nationals Park (March 30, 2008)
- President Obama’s Opening Pitch (April 5, 2010)
- Strasburg’s sensational debut (June 8, 2010)
- Harper Makes Headlines (April 28, 2012)
- Teddy Wins! (October 3, 2012)
- Werth’s Walk-Off Home Run (October 11, 2012)
- Nats Clinch the NL East Title (September 16, 2014)
- Zimmermann’s No-Hitter (September 28, 2014)