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.
While work continues to restore the historic house on State Street, the museum is planning to take an exhibit to local libraries and schools.
Augusta’s Gannett House is undergoing a transformation into a museum about the First Amendment.
Part of that involves a painstaking restoration of the historic home.
Construction starts soon at Augusta’s First Amendment Museum | Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine, October 3, 2016
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, 2016
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.
The Gannett House, built in 1911 next to the Blaine House, is perhaps best known for its stucco exterior, a rarity in Maine.
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.
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.