According to the museum, the exhibition “Spies, Traitors, and Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America,” will provide historical context on nine major events when the nation felt threatened by those within its borders.
“Grounded in 19th and 20th century history, the charged content in the exhibition challenges each of us to consider how to strike the right balance between security and freedom in the 21st century,” said Peter Alter, director of the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History at the Chicago History Museum.
The exhibit features many events and time periods, including the burning of the White House in 1814, the Kermlin launching one of the first Cold War attacks on the U.S, and how the September 11th attacks forever changed how the U.S. government identifies terrorists.
The exhibition first opened in May 2004 and its last stop will be at the Chicago History Museum.
The exhibit opens April 8th.
By Michael Obrecki