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A New Exhibit You’ll Want to Investigate

 

FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda is a new 11,000-square-foot exhibition covering the history of the FBI from its inception to its modern-day efforts to fight domestic terrorism in the United States. We’re planning to open it at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum later this year.

This fascinating, multi-media experience will include:

  • The FBI’s Beginnings: why it was created, what makes it different from other federal agencies, and how it’s changed over the years. Artifacts on display will include items from J. Edgar Hoover’s office and estate.
  • The Making of an Agent: what are the requirements to become an agent? What special training do agents go through? In this gallery, guests can learn more about what it takes. Could you have worn the badge?
  • The FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists: how they originated and what they’ve accomplished for the FBI and for America. You’ll want to experience it!
  • Major Cases: this gallery will showcase the stories and evidence from some of the FBI’s top cases, including Al Capone, John Dillinger, the DC Beltway Snipers, the Mafia, the Unabomber and 9/11.
  • The Changing Face of the FBI: this gallery will look at how the FBI has changed over the years. An FBI lab exhibit will showcase technological and scientific advancements, and artifacts will include items from the 9/11 and 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
  • FBI in Film and Pop Culture: visitors will get the chance to reevaluate what they’ve learned about the FBI from TV, film and pop culture, and see how it compares to the facts. See props, posters and costumes from shows like “Bones,” “X-Files” and “The Americans.”

Check back on our website for up-to-date information on opening and hours!

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