Explore headline-making FBI cases and learn how the bureau is fighting terrorism and cybercrime in this special update to one of the Newseum’s most popular exhibits.
From the Boston Marathon bombing to the Internet’s sinister Silk Road, go behind the scenes with the FBI to explore how crime and crime-fighting have evolved in the post-9/11 age. As the nation’s top crime-fighting force embarks on its second century, the exhibit will explore how the FBI detects and disrupts terrorists both at home and abroad, and thwarts powerful cyber criminals who steal data and money.
“Inside Today’s FBI” includes artifacts from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, including the handcuffs that restrained bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and a mobile fingerprinting device that identified his brother, Tamerlan, as well as the marathon bib and running shoes worn by Boston Globe reporter Michael Rezendes, who switched from running the marathon to reporting on the deadly bombings.
The Newseum’s original FBI exhibit was the first temporary exhibit to open after the Newseum moved from Arlington, Va., to Washington, D.C., in 2008. The exhibit proved so popular with visitors that its run was extended indefinitely until it closed for renovations in July 2015. Some of the most significant artifacts from the old FBI exhibit will remain on display, including the Unabomber’s cabin; engine parts and landing gear from United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the World Trade Center South Tower on Sept. 11, 2001; and the shoes worn by shoe bomber Richard Reid in an attempt to blow up an American Airlines flight in December 2001.