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Preservation Review Board (HPRB), along with various federal and local agencies, Events DC announced today that it has withdrawn its plans for a proposed redevelopment of the historic Carnegie Library at Mount Vernon Square.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.
May 01, 2014
The International Spy Museum announced yesterday evening the extension of their limited engagement mini-exhibit “The Americans: Fact and Fantasy,” during an exclusive screening of the critically-acclaimed FX drama The Americans.
Museum leadership was joined by two of the show’s executive producers, Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, along with network executives and invited guests, to review the latest episode and recognize the partnership that led to the mini-exhibit, housed in the lobby of the Museum.
April 23, 2014
The International Spy Museum announced today the re-launch of one of its premiere interactive experiences, Spy in the City®, now available for the first time on the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 3. The state-of-the-art device will allow users a faster-moving cutting edge experience while engaging in their mobile mission, bringing today’s technology together with the classic tradecraft of espionage. The latest revamp brings with it mission enhancements, more efficient gameplay, and a sleek new design to the established GPS-guided mission.
April 02, 2014
Today, the International Spy Museum unveiled its newest temporary display highlighting the intelligence services of the USSR during the Cold War, in partnership with FX and its hit period drama The Americans. “The Americans: Fact and Fantasy,” on view for the in the Museum's lobby for a limited two-month engagement, provides a paralleled perspective from a tenuous time in the history of intelligence.
March 05, 2014
On Sunday, March 16, the International Spy Museum will join the dozens of creative minds at Nova Labs' inaugural NoVa Mini Maker Faire, at the campuses of South Lakes High School and Hughes Middle School. Inventors, hackers, crafters, artists, and DIY’ers from across the region will collaborate with Faire-goers to make new inventions, tools, and gadgets. Join Museum staff as they demonstrate a series of DIY spy gadgets they have created and provide top secret instructions on how to make them at home. Follow this page for more on the NoVa Mini Maker Faire!
February 13, 2014
WASHINGTON—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 privately stored offsite ten months out of the year to preserve its fragile state, is now once again on public display just in time for President’s Day Weekend.
November 04, 2013
As a supporting effort of the upcoming Exquisitely Evil Event, “Sharks & Lasers: A Bond Villains’ Night Out” (November 15), the International Spy Museum is hosting a competition of epic purrrr-portions.