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North Laurel facility is Newseum's treasure trove

North Laurel facility is Newseum's treasure trove

Inside a one-story structure in a knot of North Laurel warehouses, the Newseum Support Center does business in low-profile fashion.

Don't, however, dismiss its lack of curb appeal. Within its walls is a rich and vibrant stash of artifacts that collectively retell journalism's quirky, melodramatic back story.

The facility, just south of Route 1 and Whiskey Bottom Road, functions as the go-to arm of the Newseum, the glassy and gleaming edifice midway between the White House and the Capitol. The Support Center is where centuries' worth of news, information and tangible remnants gleaned from the trenches are painstakingly archived. And it is where events that carve deep...