Saturday, September 03, 2016

The Cold War Museum

The Cold War Museum is dedicated to education, preservation, and research on the global, ideological, and political confrontations between East and West from the end of World War II to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.  The museum is located at the former Vint Hill Farm Station--a Cold War listening post near Warrenton, Virginia. (Directions on how to get there.)

The museum has a fascinating array of displays. One room is devoted to the former listening site that was active during the Cold War, and other rooms cover Strategic Air Command bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, and early recon satellites.

If you want a peek back into the 'secret lives' of what was happening when the world was really close to destroying itself, this is a place to see!

The following video is an interview with the curator of the museum on the frightening history of atomic bombs:

Glimpse what a nuclear war in 1962 and its aftermath would have looked like without radically departing from known historical facts. This short history of the American-Soviet nuclear war of 1962 is based on authoritative sources (footnoted), many of which have only recently been de-classified. The book frighteningly demonstrates that it would have required only minor variations in events or the temperaments of the key players to have set the history of the entire world on a radically different trajectory.