Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Herald goes to Washington

This very cool e-mail came this week:

Dear Ms. Krauter,

Today as my family and I were touring Washington DC we discovered that the front page of today's Bradenton Herald(August 2nd) was on display in front of the Newseum. The Newseum is a museum in DC focusing on the 1st Amendment. Each day they display a different front page from a newspaper from each of the 50 states, and the Bradenton Herald was the front page today for Florida. I am attaching a picture of my children (Miranda, Gabrielle and Andrew) in front of the newspaper.

Thank You,

Kristi Lim
Fifth Grade Teacher
Wakeland Elementary

I haven't had the pleasure of visiting the Newseum yet, but it's an amazing statement to the value of journalism. According to its Web site, the 250,000-square-foot museum of news "offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits."

The website is especially cool if you've lived in other towns and miss your former hometown newspaper. Each day, many front pages from around the country are posted at this link -- it's a great bookmark.

Kudos to Kristi Lim for highlighting the value of our First Amendment with her children -- and for sharing.

-- Joan

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