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In 1996, Francis Gary Powers, Jr. and John C. Welch founded the Cold War Museum to preserve Cold War history and honor Cold War Veterans. Currently, a mobile exhibit of historical artifacts associated with the U-2 Incident of May 1960 is traveling around the world promoting interest in the creation of a permanent Cold War Museum facility. The display has been exhibited at many sites including:

To book the Cold War Museum Traveling Exhibit or reserve a speaker for an upcoming event, please contact the Cold War Museum or call (703) 273-2381.

The traveling exhibit acts as a catalyst for the creation of a permanent Cold War Museum. The Museum will exhibit artifacts and memorabilia associated with various Cold War related events and activities such as Winston Churchill’s Fulton, Missouri speech; the Marshall Plan; the Berlin Air Lift; the building of the Berlin Wall; the Korean War; the U-2 Incident; the Bay of Pigs; the Cuban Missile Crisis; the Vietnam War; President Gorbachev’s “Perestroika” and “Glasnost”; Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (Star Wars); the fall of the Berlin Wall; and the collapse of the Soviet Union. In 1997, Congressman Tom Davis, with the assistance of the Cold War Museum, drafted legislation for the creation of a “Cold War Memorial” that will honor all the men and women who were part of Cold War events and activities.

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The Cold War Museum

P.O. Box 861526

(7142 Lineweaver Road)

Vint Hill, VA 20187

(540) 341-2008