July 15, 2012 through January 6, 2013
How should the United States balance civil liberties and individual rights during times of conflict, crisis and fear? Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America, a creation of the International Spy Museum, explores this vital question through video, film, interactive displays and artifacts, offering an unprecedented perspective into the stories of espionage, treason, and deception that Americans have contended with since the founding days of the republic—a subject once again at the nation’s forefront since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
At interactive stations following the themes of the exhibition—revolution, sabotage, hate, radicalism, world war, subversion, protest, extremism, and terrorism—visitors are able to record their opinions on issues of national security and civil liberties and compare their reactions to those of past Gallup polling results. Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs both sheds light on these crucial questions and prompts visitors to challenge and discover their own beliefs and assumptions.
Opening, Sunday, July 15 @ 2:00pm: Guest Curator Talk with Anna Slafer, Director of Exhibitions and Programs,
International Spy Museum. Tickets: Free with Museum admission.
For information on hours and admission prices, please call 847-967-4800, or visit www.ilholocaustmuseum.org