My family and I visited Washington, DC during spring break last year (2009). We enjoyed the sights and sounds of the city - including all of the "standard" DC attractions. Our hotel concierge told us that the Newseum was celebrating its 1st Anniversary that weekend and that we should visit. Boy, were we ever impressed. The Newseum has so much to offer! Our kids (ages 8 and 3 at the time) loved the interactive activities and the films that ran constantly. We got to see a large portion of the Berlin Wall - a great teaching point for our children. We looked at newspapers dating back to what seemed like the invention of the printing press.... I could not believe the number of newspapers they had on display. The Newseum was organized, engaging and downright FUN. Every level of the Newseum had something new and interesting to offer. As a photographer, I was expecially interested in the Pulitzer Prize winning photojuornalism on display. this display was breathtaking. Every inch of this place tells a story - it's the story of our country, our history and our lives. We didn't know what to expect heading in the door but we were very, very glad we had stepped in. We went to several musuems on our trip and THIS museum was by far THE BEST. I highly recommend this museum to everyone. Be sure, though, to reserve several hours for your visit. There are 4-5 stories of galleries to see.
As ongoing board President, I have worked with Sohie on many different issues over the past year and she has handled them all quickly and reasonably. She took the time to come to a board meeting one evening to help us all better understand our riser issues. She is communicative and responsive to requests. She has made recommendations over the past year that have led to the improvement of our building, budget, and community. We really appreciate her management over the past year and look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.
Hiring EJF was definitely the right decision. I was president of the boards at the time and I was definitely impressed with them when we met. Since then I have gotten to know Paul and I have enjoyed working with him. He is calm, knowledgeable and efficient. He is a breath of fresh air and we are lucky to have him. It is so difficulty to find people who care so deeply about their jobs and willing to go the extra mile. Paul is a star. many thanks.