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Cold War Museum Collection


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 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.





U-2 Helmet used by Francis Gary Powers<br>

Nuclear Attac Survival Kit Water

Civl Defence Drinking Water Container

U-2 Helmet used by Francis Gary Powers

Nuclear Attack Survival Kit Water "Impervious To Nuclear Fallout"

Civl Defense Drinking Water Container and Waste Disposal Unit

Autographed picture of Five Star General Omar

Suit cased carried across Glenicker Bridge

Suit cased carried across Glenicker Bridge

Autographed picture of Five Star General Omar Bradley to Gary Powers,Jr., includes Bradley's Five Star rank insignia and commemorative medallion

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Suitcase carried across Glenicker Bridge on February 10, 1962 by Francis Gary Powers when exchanged for Col. Rudolf Abel

Suitcase carried across Glenicker Bridge on February 10, 1962 by Francis Gary Powers when exchanged for Col. Rudolf Abel

Soviet Commemorative Shirt made for Peace

Soviet Banner of Baby Lenin for Soviet Youth

Model of a SR-71 produced for its final record

Soviet Commemorative Shirt made for Peace March in 1990

Soviet Banner of Baby Lenin for Soviet Youth Organization

Model of a SR-71 produced for its final record-breaking flight

Soviet Flag

East German Flag

POW/MIA Flag

Soviet Flag

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East German Flag

POW/MIA Flag

East German Parade Banner

Piece of the Berlin Wall with photograph where

Civil Defence Pennsylvania licence plate

East German Parade Banner


Piece of the Berlin Wall with photograph where piece was taken from


Civil Defense Pennsylvania license plate

Piece of the Iron Curtain from the Hungarian


Fallout Shelter Sign
Matryoshka nesting dolls of Soviet and Russian


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

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Fallout Shelter Sign


Matryoshka nesting dolls of Soviet and Russian Leaders

Signed

Letter of Vice President

Khrushchev's telegram

Signed USAF Thunderbirds Picture presented to Gary Powers, Jr.


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Letter from Vice-President Nixon to Power's father


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



Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers
Milligan College Year book of Francis Gary Powers KNBC Promotional Photo of Francis Gary Powers Milligan College Year book of Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers

Pilot Training
Milligan College Year book of Francis Gary Powers

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Photo taken by Powers during flight training. Photo taken by Powers during flight training.

Autographed photograph

Intellegence Star for Valor

Helicopter Flight Training Certificate
Autographed photograph by Jimmy Dolittle to Francis Gary Powers Citation and photograph for Intelligence Star for Valor awarded Francis Gary Powers in 1965 Helicopter flight training certificate for Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers prison in Vladimir

Gary Powers Jr.

Plaque
Photograph of Francis Gary Powers prison cell in Vladimir, Russia

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Photograph of Francis Gary Powers prison cell in Vladimir, Russia with Gary Powers, Jr. inside Plaque honoring Francis Gary Powers outside of Whitesburg, Kentucky Court House. Powers was born in Jenkins, Kentucky a few miles away

Plaque

Parachute and Camera

Photograph of U-2 ejection seat
Plaque honoring Francis Gary Powers outside of Whitesburg,Kentucky Court House. Powers was born in Jenkins, Kentucky a few miles away Parachute and Camera from U-2 Incident wreckage on display at Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow. Photograph of U-2 ejection seat from U-2 Incident in at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow.

Photograph of U-2 wreckage

Air Intake

Fuel Intake
Photograph of U-2 wreckage from U-2 Incident in at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow

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Photograph of U-2 wreckage (Air Intake) from U-2 Incident in at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow Photograph of U-2 wreckage (Fuel Intake) from U-2 Incident in at the Central Armed Forces Museum in Moscow

Layout of the Russian Map

Certificate of Authencity

Memorial Resolution
Flight Path of May 1, 1960 U-2 Flight Cold War Museum Patch Flown on U-2 Incident 40th Anniversary Flight. Proclamation from Los Angeles in honor of Powers' Death.

The Certificate



Appeal Democrat
FAA Helicopter School Graduation Certificate for Francis Gary Powers

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KGB General's Uniform and Photo
Part of the Museum Collection
Front page newspaper about 40th anniversary of U-2 Incident commemoration and awards presentation ceremony at Beale AFB in California



Pravda
The news

Article on U-2 Incident Russian newspaper Pravda with article on trial of Francis Gary Powers Article on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing, which ruled that Power's had lived up to his obligations as an American during his imprisonment

Moscow News

Appeal Democrat

Life
Newspaper from Moscow on the Trial of Francis Gary Powers

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Front page newspaper about 40th anniversary of U-2 Incident commemoration and awards presentation ceremony at Beale AFB in California Washington Times article on the Spy Tour of Washington, DC. Mailbox used by Aldrich Ames to notify the KGB of pick-ups. Plaque in Georgetown cafe where Yuri Yurchenko escaped from CIA handlers

Courier Post

Trabant

Trabant
Front Page article about Cold War reconnaissance
shoot-downs
The East German Trabant. The citizens of East Berlin often had to wait eight years or more to get one of these 28hp vehicles. 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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