Past Rotating Exhibits

Spies exhibit

Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America

Tuesday February 19, 2019 to Monday May 20, 2019

From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror, "Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America" provides unprecedented perspective into terror on American soil. The exhibition uncovers the forgotten stories of domestic terrorists and foreign agents, militant radicals and saboteurs, who have threatened America's sense of security over the past 200 years. It also explores the questions: How do we identify who the enemy is? And how do we keep the country safe without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded? 

Travel back through time to discover dramatic stories including: 

  • City of Washington Captured and White House Torched - 1814
  • Manhattan Hit by Massive Explosions in New York Harbor - 1916
  • American Leaders Targeted by Anarchist Mail Bombers - 1919
  • Bomb Rips Senate Wing of Capitol - 1971
  • Massive Bomb Destroys the Federal Building in Oklahoma City - 1995
  • Beyond September 11th - Terrorism Today

The stories are told in themed environments that evoke the spirit of the times and include artifacts, replicas, historic photographs an film footage, interactive displays and videos.

The exhibit was created by the International Spy Museum, which is located in Washington, D.C., and the traveling exhibit is organized by Evergreen Exhibitions.


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