Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America

Spies Traitors Saboteurs Exhibit

Evergreen Exhibitions and the International Spy Museum™ bring you a fascinating exhibit exploring terror in America’s own backyard.

From the Revolutionary War to the War on 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?

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.

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

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

  • Over 145 historic photographs and documents
  • 20 artifacts, never-before-on-view, including
    fragments of the planes that hit the World Trade Center, Ku Klux Klan robes and calling cards
  • 20 reproduction artifacts, including historic anthrax vials, pencil bombs and artillery rounds
  • 75 props and two recreated extremist workrooms
  • An audio tour option that complements the label copy with a “you are here” live broadcast feel
  • Five videos featuring historic film footage and exclusive interviews, including Under Siege – a powerful film exploring today’s terrorist threat and response, featuring interviews with leading scholars
  • Nine computer polling stations, developed in
    consultation with The Gallup Organization, that enable guests to express their opinions about the balance of civil liberties and national security
  • A timeline that traces over 170 events, including acts of terror and America’s reactions

Now available, the 4,000 square foot exhibit is designed to be viewed by families and schools (although the content is most appropriate for children ages 12 and up).

Upcoming Venue:
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago History Museum
April 8, 2017 – Nov. 26, 2017

Past Venues:
International Spy Museum, Washington DC
Oklahoma City National Memorial
Exploris, Raleigh, NC
Richard Nixon Library and Museum, Yorba Linda, CA
Gerald Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Durham Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, Minnesota
Maltz Museum, Beachwood, Ohio
Port Huron Museum, Port Huron, Michigan
Museum of History & Industry, Seattle, Washington
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, OH
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA
Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa, Florida
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Educ. Center, Skokie, IL
Muzeo, Anaheim, CA
Clinton Library & Museum, Little Rock, AR
Neville Public Museum of Brown County, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Missouri History Center, Saint Louis, Missouri

To learn more about Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs, please contact Christi Klingelhefer, 210.599.0045, Chrisit@evergreenexhibitions.com.