The Enemy Within:
Terror in America-1776 to Today
Clear Channel Exhibitions and the International Spy Museum™ have announced the tour of a new exhibit exploring terror in America 's own backyard.
From the Revolutionary War to the War on Terrorism, The Enemy Within: Terror in America -1776 to Today provides unprecedented perspective into terror on American soil. The exhibition uncovers the forgotten stories of domestic terrorists and foreign agents, militant radicals and saboteurs, who have threatened America 's sense of security over the past 200 years. It also explores the questions: how do we identify who the enemy is? And how do we keep the country safe without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded?
The exhibit was created by the International Spy Museum™, which is located in Washington, D.C., and the traveling exhibit is organized by Clear Channel Exhibitions.
In the exhibit, visitors can travel back through time to discover dramatic stories, including:
- City of Washington Captured and White House Torched -1814
- Manhattan Hit by Massive Explosions in New York Harbor -1916
- American Leaders Targeted by Anarchist Mail Bombers -1919
- Bomb Rips Senate Wing of Capitol -1971
The stories are told in themed environments that evoke the spirit of the times and include artifacts, replicas, historic photographs and film footage, interactive displays, and video. The exhibit includes:
- Over 145 historic photographs and documents
- 20 artifacts, never-before-on-view, including fragments of the planes that hit the World Trade Center, J. Edgar Hoover's personal telephone, Ku Klux Klan robes and calling cards
- 20 reproduction artifacts, including historic anthrax vials, pencil bombs, and artillery rounds
- 75 props and two recreated extremist workrooms
- An audio tour option that complements the label copy with a "you are here" live broadcast feel
- Five videos featuring historic film footage and exclusive interviews, including Under Siege - a powerful film exploring today's terrorist threat and response, featuring interviews with leading scholars
- Nine Computer Polling Stations, developed in consultation with The Gallup Organization, that enable guests to express their opinions about the balance of civil liberties and national security
- A timeline that traces over 170 events, including acts of terror and America 's reactions
Available beginning in Fall 2005, the 5,000 square foot exhibit is designed to be viewed by families and schools (although the content is most appropriate for children ages 12 and up).
To learn more about The Enemy Within, please contact Jeff Wyatt, 210.599.0045 firstname.lastname@example.org.