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.
June 15, 2016
Construction fences are up and site work is underway for a new and expanded International Spy Museum at L’Enfant Plaza.
March 07, 2016
The International Spy Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors to the Museum’s Advisory Board: Melissa Boyle Mahle and Malcolm W. Nance.
February 09, 2016
The International Spy Museum has added artifacts from the 24th film in the James Bond franchise, Spectre to its special exhibition, “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains.”
February 19, 2015
The International Spy Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of two new directors joining the senior leadership team this month: Director of Development Rebecca Diamond and Director of Retail Karen Simonet.
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.
October 07, 2014
After months of meetings and revisions with the District of Columbia’s Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB), along with various federal and local agencies, Events DC announced today that it has withdrawn its plans for a proposed redevelopment of the historic Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square.
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.
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.
May 29, 2014
Last night, NBC News aired Brian Williams' interview with Edward Snowden. Recorded last week from a hotel in Moscow, the interview provided some interesting fodder for national debate. They spoke on topics ranging from Snowden’s motivations, to the impact of his disclosures, to his relationship with the Russian government. Here are a few of my takeaways from the broadcast.