Spying Launched A Nation Transformed!

Spy Museum Revamps Culper Spy Ring Exhibit with Generous Gift from the Verstandig Family Foundation.

Step directly into the iconic 250-year-old story of Revolutionary War intelligence in SPY’s newly revamped Spying Launched a Nation exhibit! The updated space showcases one of the treasures of the Museum’s collection, the 1777 Washington Letter and the tale of the Culper Spy Ring, the first American spy network.    

EXHIBIT HIGHLIGHT: New Immersive Experience. Credit: Spy Museum

Made possible by a generous grant from the Verstandig Family Foundation, the reimagined exhibit is a fully immersive space with projections on the walls and floor as well as OLED monitors that allow the characters of George Washington and the Culper Spy Ring to come alive in hologram like imagery. The experience is brought to life with narration by Christopher Jackson, best known for his role as George Washington in the original cast of the Broadway musical, Hamilton.   

“At the Spy Museum we are constantly looking at new and inventive ways to bring the history of espionage to life,” shares Christopher Costa, executive director at the International Spy Museum. “With the support of the Verstandig Family Foundation, we have installed state-of-the-art technology that allows people to come face-to-face with the letter written by George Washington. Visitors will see the birth of the Culper Spy Ring – a group responsible in part, through the intelligence it gathered, for the country we live in today.” 

This unique media installation was designed and produced in partnership with Cortina Productions and Electrosonic, Inc. with fabrication support from ExPlus and Russell Gage. 

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