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May 12, 2015

SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS: Fear and Freedom in America Opens Friday, May 23 at the Neville Public Museum
Green Bay, WI---May 12, 2015---On display for a limited time, SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS: Fear and Freedom in America reminds us that Americans have known and dealt with acts of terror since the founding days of the republic and will continue to face these challenges in the years ahead.

This interactive exhibit explores nine major events and periods in U.S. History when America felt threatened by enemies within its borders. Visitors will track the terror as it happened, witness how the government and public responded, and examine the challenge of securing the nation without compromising the civil liberties upon which it was founded.  

Events and periods include:

  • The City of Washington Captured and the White House Burned -- August, 24 1814 
  • Manhattan Hit by Massive Explosions in New York Harbor --  July 30, 1916
  • Anarchist Bombs Target American Leaders --  June 2, 1919 
  • 30,000 Ku Klux Klan Members Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue -- August 8, 1925  
  • American Helps Japanese Pilot Terrorize Hawaiian Island After Pearl Harbor Attack -- December 7, 1941  
  • Kremlin Launches one of the first Cold War Attacks against the U.S. -- April 1945  
  • Radical Group Explodes Bomb in the U.S. Capitol --  March 1, 1971
  • Massive Bomb Destroys the Federal Building in Oklahoma City -- April 19, 1995 
  • Beyond September 11th -- Terrorism Today
SPIES, TRAITORS, SABOTEURS: Fear and Freedom in America is a special exhibit from the International Spy Museum.  SPIES opens Friday, May 23 and runs through September 7, 2015. 
SPIES is sponsored by Green Bay Packaging Inc., the Byron L. Walter Family Trust, the Cornerstone Foundation of Northeastern Wisconsin, Inc., and the Schneider National Foundation.
Thanks also to the K.C. Stock Foundation, Dr. Richard and Ellen Horak, the Green Bay Packers Foundation, Scott and Nancy Armbrust, the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation, the Joseph and Sarah VanDrisse Trust, Primum Bonum, US Bank, Little Rapids Corporation, the Egan Family Foundation, Renco Machine Company, Inc., Diane and Patrick Ford, Charles and Elizabeth Schrock, NEW Charitable Trust, Associated Bank, the Pivot Rock Fund, Patricia Finder-Stone, and WFRV-TV 5. 
Submitted by:
Rachel Patterson
Neville Public Museum Foundation
[email protected]
210 Museum Place
Green Bay, WI 54303

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