Loud and Proud

Loud and Proud

Eighth grade students from Sto-Rox Middle School in Pittsburgh, Pa., decorated custom backpacks and water bottles in ways that celebrate what free expression means to them. (Maria Bryk/Newseum)

The Newseum’s education team is looking for groups to help test our latest offering, Loud and Proud. This semi-guided museum experience gets students out of the classroom and into the exhibits to explore the power of the First Amendment — and inspires participants to use their own freedom of expression.

After a group welcome and short film illustrating contemporary uses of the First Amendment, participants explore free expression highlights throughout the museum. The program culminates with a visit to The Ink Tank, a pop-up shop where participants customize their own “loud and proud” free expression artifacts. Group leaders can pre-select merchandise* for their groups from a wide variety of options, including magnets, pins, bumper stickers, buttons, tote bags, water bottles and slap bracelets.

Loud and Proud is suitable for all ages. Whether your participants are studying civic participation or just looking for a fun, new way to see the Newseum, Loud and Proud can be customized to meet your group’s objectives.

Program Components:

  • A customized introduction from Newseum education staff
  • An energizing video about the power of the First Amendment
  • A thought-provoking gallery guide
  • A visit to the Newseum’s pop-up creator shop for self-expression

Booking Details

If your group would like to help us test this new program, please contact the education department at 202/292-6650 or write to educationprograms@newseum.org. Loud and Proud is free with paid admission. *Additional charges apply for certain merchandise.

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