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MAYOR BOWSER JOINS SPY MUSEUM IN LAUNCHING CONSTRUCTION ON NEW LANDMARK

September 14, 2016

District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and Museum founder Milton Maltz today joined in celebrating the start of construction on a new International Spy Museum (SPY) building, a landmark that will be a permanent cultural resource at L’Enfant Plaza in the nation’s capital.






GEORGE WASHINGTON'S SPY LETTER RETURNS TO PUBLIC COLLECTION FOR LIMITED ENGAGEMENT

February 05, 2015

In annual recognition of America's first Spymaster, the International Spy Museum has re-installed one of the institution’s most revered and guarded artifacts: an original letter written by George Washington initiating a fledgling nation's first spy network. The letter, which is stored 10 months a year at a private offsite archive for preservation, is once again on public display ahead of President's Day.



International Spy Museum’s New Mini-Exhibit Examines Controversial Danish Spy Morten Storm

September 09, 2014

Today, the International Spy Museum opened a new mini-exhibit detailing the high-risk espionage exploits of Morten Storm, the radical jihadist turned double agent for the CIA, as well as for the British and Danish intelligence services. Storm, a Danish Muslim convert, ultimately infiltrated al Qaeda and used his insider knowledge to combat terrorism. The mini-exhibit, titled Agent Storm: A Life Inside Al Qaeda and the CIA, provides a glimpse into the life of Morten Storm, a rebellious youth without direction who found an identity and sense of belonging in Islam; radical teachers then paved his path to extremism.


Annual ‘Operation: George Washington’ Partnership Returns for Two-Month Summer Engagement

August 01, 2014

Two of the Metropolitan region’s most popular attractions have teamed up once again to offer local Washingtonians, as well as visitors to our nation’s capital, a way to save while saluting America’s first president and founding father of espionage: George Washington. From August 1 through September 30, guests who visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the International Spy Museum will be able to take advantage of Operation: George Washington and save 50 percent off the ticket purchase at their second destination.