"Spies" Comes to Tampa Bay History Center

Militia Closet-Courtesy International Spy Museum
TAMPA (2012-2-3) -

Tomorrow the Tampa Bay History Center opens its doors for day one of "Spies, Traitors, Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America."

The exhibition is on loan from The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC.

It traces a timeline of terror from the earliest days of the United States to the 9/11 attacks, including the murder of Tampa labor leader Joseph Shoemaker in 1935 by the Klan.

When you walk through you will see KKK robes, potentially exploding mailboxes and FBI files from the Second Red Scare of the 1950's and 1960's, among other things.

Curator Rodney Kite-Powell says the most interesting parts of the exhibit show how long we've been in a sense kind of under attack and these efforts by outside forces and inside forces to do us harm.

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