AUGUSTA, Maine — Descendants of a noted Maine publishing magnate are hoping to turn the Augusta house where he lived into an interactive museum about the First Amendment.
The house that Guy Gannett built in 1911 is behind the Maine governor’s mansion, Blaine House, and it’s within walking distance of the State House.
The 5,000-square-foot building was recently vacated by the Maine State Planning Office.
The Kennebec Journal says the project would create and maintain an ongoing digital library of the state’s newspapers, past and present. Exhibits could include discussions about bloggers and their rights and responsibilities.
The Gannett family has also proposed lecture programs, workshops and seminars.