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Live Your Freedoms

Love Your Freedoms

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The Mission of the

First Amendment Museum

is to inspire Americans to understand and live their First Amendment freedoms.

Our five First Amendment Freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, and the right to petition our government — are the  cornerstone of our democracy. When Americans understand and value these freedoms and  incorporate them into their daily lives, democracy thrives, and all may reap its benefits.

Empowering Americans to champion their freedoms

Today, our ability to understand, protect, and exercise our First Amendment freedoms is just as critical as ever. Democracy cannot operate without informed, active, and engaged citizens, and our constitution gives us all the right to participate. But what are our constitutional rights as American citizens? And how many of us actually know them? This is why the First Amendment Museum was formed, and why we need your help today. Watch our video below to see more.

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02-12-2024

Do you have what it takes to be an American Citizen?

Do you have what it takes to be an American Citizen? Take the practice test now […]

11-01-2023

2023 Fall Call for Interns

Fall Internship 2023 The First Amendment Museum is seeking interns for eight weeks beginning September 25th […]

05-05-2023

School Libraries In Peril

School Libraries in Peril Guest blog by Shireen Campbell and Skylar McVicar Fueled by legislative actions […]

03-13-2023

New bill could ban ‘obscene’ material in Maine public schools

In this video, the First Amendment Museum hosts a discussion and debate on a proposal in […]

03-06-2023

The Expansion of Diversity through Dialogue

Matal v. Tam encourages diversity controversially. As a teen, Simon Tam experienced racially motivated bullying due to […]

02-06-2023

Youth Journalism International teams up with FAM, adds new contest award

Youth Journalism International teams up with FAM, adds new contest award (Maine, February 1, 2023) — […]

02-04-2023

Call for Interns

Summer Internship 2023 The First Amendment Museum is seeking interns (paid via stipend) for the Summer […]

06-17-2024

Comfort Cover

First Amendment Museum is pleased to add our Comfort Magazine Collection to our digital offerings. Comfort […]

06-17-2024

2024 Summer Call for Interns

Summer Internships 2024 The First Amendment Museum is seeking interns for eight weeks beginning July through […]

06-17-2024

2024 Fall Call for Interns

Fall Internship 2024 The First Amendment Museum is seeking interns for eight weeks beginning September through […]

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The First Amendment Museum is a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit. Donations can be sent to the First Amendment Museum, 184 State Street, Augusta, Maine 04330. Checks may be made payable to the First Amendment Museum.

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To connect with us and learn more about upcoming events, traveling exhibits, and what’s happening at the museum right now, visit us @firstamendmentmuseum.

Museum currently closed to tours as we prepare for restorations to the historic 1911 Gannett House. Stay tuned for the opening of our new temporary location!

 

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