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The Cold War Museum
Winter/Spring Update 2010


Over the past decade, the Cold War Museum has made great strides in honoring Cold War veterans and preserving Cold War history. I am pleased to report that The Cold War Museum has signed a lease with Vint Hill EDA for use of 4000 sq ft of storage and exhibit space 40 miles from Washington, DC. Vint Hill EDA and the Fauquier County Industrial Development Authority will contribute a total of $100,000 towards building restoration and provide 9-months of free rent. However, we need to raise $35,000 within the next few months in order to be within budget for the museum build out. Now is the time I truly need your help and support to make sure that we are debt free when we open our new facility. No donation is too small or too large.
The Cold War Museum continues to work with the Diefenbunker Museum in Ottawa, Canada, the Atomic Bunker in Harnekop, Germany, and the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC to display some of its artifacts until the Vint Hill site is ready. The mobile exhibit on the U-2 Incident, the “Spies of Washington Tour,” and related educational activities continue to generate interest and support. The Virginia Historical Society ( in Richmond, Virginia will host the exhibit January through May 2010. The EAA Museum ( in Oshkosh, WI will host the exhibit between June and August 2010. Dates are now being scheduled for the fall 2010 and beyond. The educational Spy Tour of Washington ( is booking group tours online. Email for more info.
The Cold War Museum has implemented a yearlong fundraiser. When you dine at any Glory Days Grill, the restaurant will contribute 10% of your total food purchases to The Cold War Museum. Bring your neighbors, friends, and relatives, because the 10% applies to the total food bill. Ask your server for a copy of your check (not credit card receipt) and mail it to the museum.
The Cold War Museum continues to expand its efforts through the creation of Museum Chapters staffed by volunteers. Visit for additional information. The Cold War Museum recently stepped into the “social networking age” and created The Facebook Cold War Museum Group (FBCWMG). We have also decided to launch a CWM initiative. Vkontakte is the Russian equivalent of Facebook and is the thirtieth most visited site on the internet according to Alexa - The Web Information Company.
May 1, 2010 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the U-2 Incident. Coin Force has produced a limited edition of 300 Cold War Museum Challenge Coins to commemorate this Anniversary. Coins are $19.95 each, which includes shipping. 100% of the proceeds go to The Cold War Museum. Order now, while supplies last. Please email to place an order.

Please consider a tax-deductible contribution. You can now support The Cold War Museum on EBay ( Your gift will help ensure future generations remember Cold War events and personalities that forever altered our understanding of national security, international relations, and personal sacrifice for one's country. For more information, or to subscribe to our quarterly newsletter list, please visit Together we can make this vision a reality.


Francis Gary Powers, Jr. - Founder
The Cold War Museum
P.O. Box 861526 – Warrenton, VA 20187
P-(703) 273-2381 / F-(703) 273-4903 /



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