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View Slideshow: Civil Defense Collection before removal to storage (PDF). Slideshow viewing requires the free Acrobat Reader.

The Cold War Museum has over $3 million dollars in Cold War era artifacts in storage waiting to be displayed. The collection includes over 3,000 books, a 5,000 sq ft Cuban Missile Crisis Display, an SA-2 Missile, Nike Missiles, items from the USS Pueblo, USS Liberty, the U-2 Incident, Berlin Airlift, Corona Spy Satellite program, US and Soviet space programs, USMLM, and a variety of related Cold War items from international events and activities.

The Museum boasts the largest collection of Civil Defense items having rescued the entire Washington, DC Civil Defense Headquarters in 1997. The slide show above are images from the Civil Defense center prior to removal by the museum.

The photographic slide show below outlines our large collection of Eastern Bloc, East German, and other items from our collection. These are just some of the types of items that will be on display in the permanent Cold War Museum facility. If you would like to donate a Cold War artifact to the Museum, please click here.

Khrushchev's telegram

Telegram sent by Khrushchev to Power's father. Original donated to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in 1995

Nuclear Attac Survival Kit Water

Nuclear Attack Survival Kit Water "Impervious To Nuclear Fallout"

Civil Defence Drinking Water Container

Civil Defense Drinking Water Container and Waste Disposal Unit

Soviet Commemorative Shirt made for Peace

Soviet Commemorative Shirt made for Peace March in 1990

Soviet Banner of Baby Lenin for Soviet Youth

Soviet Banner of Baby Lenin for Soviet Youth Organization

KGB General's Photo

KGB General's Photo Part of the Museum Collection

Soviet Flag

Soviet Flag

East German Flag

East German Flag

POW/MIA Flag

POW/MIA Flag

East German Parade Banner

East German Parade Banner

Fallout Shelter Sign

Fallout Shelter Sign

Civil Defence Pennsylvania licence plate

Civil Defense Pennsylvania license plate

Piece of the Iron Curtain from the Hungarian

Piece of the Iron Curtain from the Hungarian Austrian Border presented to the Museum by the Hungarian Embassy

Trabant

The East German Trabant. The citizens of East Berlin often had to wait eight years or more to get one of these 28hp vehicles.

Trabant

The East German Trabant. The citizens of East Berlin often had to wait eight years or more to get one of these 28hp vehicles.

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