Old Town Hall Lecture Examines the Cold War Museum

Posted: March 19, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“The Cold War Museum” is the topic of the next Old Town Hall Lecture tonight at 7:30 p.m. The event is cosponsored by George Mason and the City of Fairfax.

Francis Gary Powers Jr., a George Mason alumnus and founder of the museum, is the featured speaker. Powers founded the museum to honor Cold War veterans and preserve its history. Currently, a mobile exhibit travels internationally that displays historical artifacts associated with the U-2 incident of May 1960. The exhibit promotes interest in the creation of a permanent Cold War museum that will display artifacts and memorabilia associated with various events from the end of World War II to the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The lecture is held on the second floor of Old Town Hall, at the corner of University Drive and Main Street in the City of Fairfax. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments are provided. Free parking is available in the lot on the corner of University Drive and North Street. For more information, call Traci Claar at (703) 993-8846.

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