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AUGUSTA MUSEUM CELEBRATES FREE SPEECH WEEK WITH OPEN HOUSE, DISCUSSIONS | CENTRAL MAINE, OCTOBER 23, 2018

The event at the First Amendment Museum at the Gannett House included discussions of political, student and online speech.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS HELD AT GANNETT HOUSE PROJECT FIRST AMENDMENT MUSEUM | KENNEBEC JOURNAL, AUGUSTA, MAINE, OCTOBER 10, 2017

The First Amendment Museum hosted Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Sept. 27. While the home is still in the early stages of rehabilitation, visitors could see some of what is going on behind the scaffolding.

KIDS LEARN IMPORTANCE OF FIRST AMENDMENT AT ‘SPEAK YOUR MIND’ SUMMER CAMP | WABI TV, JULY 13, 2017

Combining a nature camp with hands-on experiences that teach campers about being an active citizen, the ‘Speak Your Mind’ camp isn’t your typical summer getaway.

AUGUSTA MUSEUM TO LAUNCH TRAVELING EXHIBIT ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT | KENNEBEC JOURNAL, AUGUSTA, MAINE, MAY 15, 2017

While work continues to restore the historic house on State Street, the museum is planning to take an exhibit to local libraries and schools.

CONSTRUCTION STARTS SOON AT AUGUSTA’S FIRST AMENDMENT MUSEUM | KENNEBEC

The Gannett House will be restored as project organizers seek input on what the museum should include.

GANNETT HOUSE IN AUGUSTA TO OPEN AS MUSEUM IN LATE 2017 | KENNEBEC JOURNAL, AUGUSTA, MAINE, JANUARY 19, 201

The museum will have displays telling the story of First Amendment champions, explain the First Amendment and rights it protects, and contain a digital archive of historic Maine newspapers.

AUGUSTA’S HISTORIC GANNETT HOUSE EXPECTED TO BE SOLD SOON | KENNEBEC JOURNAL, AUGUSTA, MAINE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

Heirs of Maine publishing magnate Guy Gannett are proposing to open a First Amendment museum if they are able to buy the house back from the state.

GANNETT HOUSE MAY RETURN TO FAMILY AND BECOME A MUSEUM | PORTLAND PRESS HERALD, PORTLAND, MAINE, MARCH 3, 2013

The house would become a First Amendment museum highlighting freedom of the press.

PLAN FOR ‘NEWSEUM’ AT GANNETT HOUSE ADVANCES | KENNEBEC JOURNAL, AUGUSTA, MAINE, MARCH 27, 2012

An interactive “newseum,” focusing on freedom of speech and freedom of the press, is on track to move in next door to the Blaine House.