History Happy Hour: Cold War Espionage @ Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, Kansas City [10 August]

History Happy Hour: Cold War Espionage

16:00 - 17:00

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Harry S. Truman Library & Museum
500 W US Highway 24, Independence, Missouri 64050
Although «The Americans» is fictional, the true case of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg seems straight out of the Cold War spy saga. After World War II, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) was replaced by a new peacetime foreign intelligence organization that was independent of the military and eventually became known as the Central Intelligence Agency. The discovery that nuclear secrets had been stolen and turned over to the Soviet Union intensified suspicions and anxiety about the Soviet threat.

Historian Lee Lacy and Archivist Sam Rushay will talk about the massive counterintelligence efforts President Truman’s administration undertook to root out foreign and domestic spies as the Cold War began and discuss details of the most famous couple accused of selling secrets to the Soviets.

This event is offered in partnership with Happy Hour — an upscale wine, beer, spirits, cigars and gifts store in Independence. Owner Carolyn Marsh and Beverage Specialist Sean will pour tastings of: White Rascal Beer, Dork Horse Rose', and Moscow Mules.

Truman Library Institute members are free, price of museum admission for non-members. Limited space available. Email [email protected] to RSVP.
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