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The Cold War Museum in Virginia (USA)

In Germany you can find a lot of museums which deal with the topic Cold War and the division into the two blocs. Besides that there are a lot online offers in German regarding this topic, too. But not only in Germany there is a deep interest in that topic. Some miles away, across the pond, you can find a museum which handled the topic Cold War.
by Admin (11 Sep 2014)

In Germany you can find a lot of museums which deal with the topic Cold War and the division into the two blocs. Besides that there are a lot online offers in German regarding this topic, too. But not only in Germany there is a deep interest in that topic. Some miles away, across the pond, you can find a museum which handled the topic Cold War.

In Vint Hill, in a former Army Communication Base, you can find the Cold War Museum. The objective here is to inform the future generation about that era and so memorialize the people and events of those years. Not everybody has the chance to travel to the USA and to visit the Cold War Museum personally. But, and because of that I want to present this museum here, the museum has a huge online offer on its website.

You can find there different online exhibits, a quiz about the Cold War and as the most interesting thing a timeline where you can find from the 1940s to the 1990s the most important political events. To all of these events you can find a text, written by an expert, and further information. So you can inform yourself about the whole history of the Cold War without visit the museum personally. Sometimes there are biographies about important people, sometimes simply descriptions of events or political descriptions. About Germany and especially about Berlin you’ll find some texts, too.

For me it was interesting to search online about the topic Cold War on the homepage of the Cold War Museum, because you find there so much information and so many details you didn’t know before. It becomes clear that the Cold War was hot in some parts of the world and didn’t happen only between the Soviet Union and the USA. Rather there were a lot more countries involved in this conflict which always was on the cusp of getting hot.

Maybe you’ll have the chance to visit the Cold War Museum in Virginia or maybe you’ve already done this. If it is like this, I’m very interested to hear about your experiences there and whether a visit would be worthwhile. :)

 


 

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