Nationals at 10: Newseum Exhibit

The Newseum attracted large crowds of Nationals fans over the weekend
The Newseum attracted large crowds over the weekend of fans who came to see the Nationals at 10 exhibit.

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.

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!

  1. Baseball Returns to Washington (April 14, 2005)
Memorabilia: Lineup card from first game of the inaugural season
Memorabilia: Lineup card from first game of the inaugural season
  1. Last Game at RFK Stadium (September 23, 2007)
Memorabilia: Lineup card from the final game at RFK Stadium
Memorabilia: Lineup card from the final game at RFK Stadium
  1. First Game at Nationals Park (March 30, 2008)
Memorabilia: Home run bat and autographed ball from Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off home run
Memorabilia: Home run bat and autographed ball from Ryan Zimmerman’s walk-off home run
  1. President Obama’s Opening Pitch (April 5, 2010)
Memorabilia: Baseball autographed by President Barack Obama, jersey signed by President Obama and a Nationals jacket
Memorabilia: Baseball autographed by President Barack Obama, jersey signed by President Obama and a Nationals jacket
  1. Strasburg’s sensational debut (June 8, 2010)
Memorabilia: Pitching rubber and rosin bag from Stephen Strasburg’s debut, front page of Washington Post sports section featuring Strasburg, Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Strasburg
Memorabilia: Pitching rubber and rosin bag from Stephen Strasburg’s debut, front page of Washington Post sports section featuring Strasburg, Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Strasburg
  1. Harper Makes Headlines (April 28, 2012)
Memorabilia; Autographed jersey from Bryce Harper’s debut; game used cap and helmet from Harper’s debut, game used base from Harper’s debut, “Clown Question” t-shirt, Sports Illustrated magazines featuring Harper, Washington Post sports section featuring Harper
Memorabilia; Autographed jersey from Bryce Harper’s debut; game used cap and helmet from Harper’s debut, game used base from Harper’s debut, “Clown Question” t-shirt, Sports Illustrated magazines featuring Harper, Washington Post sports section featuring Harper
  1. Teddy Wins! (October 3, 2012)
Memorabilia: Shoes worn by Teddy when he won his first President’s Race
Memorabilia: Shoes worn by Teddy when he won his first President’s Race
  1. Werth’s Walk-Off Home Run (October 11, 2012)
Memorabilia: Jayson Werth’s jersey from Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS
Memorabilia: Jayson Werth’s jersey from Game 4 of the 2012 NLDS
  1. Nats Clinch the NL East Title (September 16, 2014)
Memorabilia: Washington Post sports section featuring the Nationals celebration, champagne bottle and cork from the locker room celebration
Memorabilia: Washington Post sports section featuring the Nationals celebration, champagne bottle and cork from the locker room celebration
  1. Zimmermann’s No-Hitter (September 28, 2014)
Memorabilia: Home plate from the no-hitter
Memorabilia: Home plate from the no-hitter