The Newseum’s restaurant—The Source by Wolfgang Puck—started serving people this fall. The Newseum Residences—135 luxury apartments—already has tenants. And the Newseum’s conference center has been available for events and programs since last summer. Now, it seems all that’s left to open in this Newseum quartet is the actual Newseum itself.
According to an old Newseum press release, the museum, which was once situated in Arlington, was slated to open at its new Penn Quarter location last fall. The new deadline is spring 2008, and Newseum officials will be setting an official date by the end of this month, says museum spokesperson Tina Tate.
According to Tate, most of the exhibits are not in place yet since temperature levels and dust control standards are not set yet. But, here’s one promising sign the Newseum will make good on its spring 2008 opening promise: it’s looking for volunteers. Here’s some info from the museum’s website:
Volunteers are needed to assist Newseum staff in the following areas:
- • Visitor services
- • Public programs and educational workshops
- • Collections management and artifact processing
- • Research and/or writing
- • Word processing, mailings and other administrative functions
- • Testing/evaluating ongoing programs