Honoring the Victims of 9/11 and the Media That Covered the Tragedy
The Newseum sits between the White House and the U.S. Capital on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. The museum showcases history as seen through the eyes of the media and displays artifacts from historical events across five centuries.
As a founding partner, Comcast contributed $8 million to the Newseum to curate the 9/11 Gallery. Relocated from Arlington, Virginia in 2008, the Gallery was one of the nation’s first exhibits devoted to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The gallery displays how the world reacted to one of the biggest news stories of the century using newspaper front pages, artifacts and documentaries. With an additional $75,000 gift from Comcast, the Newseum was able to add digital kiosks to the exhibit. Visitors can now share personal recollections and experiences, with selected visitor comments projected on the gallery’s walls.
On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, more than 10,000 visitors viewed the exhibit to remember and reflect.