For Press Freedom at the Grass Roots

  The Main Street Free Press Museum

     Current Programs and events


    (Except the Museum will close from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 5 for its program “Who’s Watching Whom?” a few steps away at First Baptist Church, one block east of Public Square, 22 E. Sandusky Street, Fredericktown, Ohio.)


The Central Ohio Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

and The Main Street Free Press Museum invite you to a program

 on freedom of the press.


A First Amendment Test:

WHICH is true?

The press should be a watchdog over the government.

The government should be a watchdog over the press.


A discussion in the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice’s secret seizure of telephone records of the Associated Press, the Edward Snowden NSA-leak affair, and the conviction and sentencing of leaker Bradley Manning of the U.S. Army.


Panelists: Eva Parziale, AP regional director, and Timothy Daly Smith, Kent State University media-law professor and former Akron Beacon Journal managing editor. Moderator: John C. Long, director of The Main Street Free Press Museum.



















 7:15 p.m. Thursday Sept. 5, 2013
First Baptist Church, Fredericktown, Ohio

One block east of Public Square at 22 E. Sandusky St.

Free and Open to the Public




















The Main Street Free Press Museum

Phone: 917-693-7664
Fax: 212-253-4083

                   The Main Street Free Press Museum

To contact us:

The Museum will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 4, Thursday Sept. 5, and Friday Sept. 6, and from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Sept. 7, 2013.

Main Street at Second Street, Fredericktown, Ohio

Timothy Daly Smith

Eva Parziale