FBI Exhibit | FBI From Al Capone to Al Qaeda | Reagan Library
By theFUNnelCakeBlog | Jul 04, 2021
Now, in a worldwide premiere, come see FBI: From Al Capone to Al Qaeda at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum – a brand-new 11,000 square foot exhibition which covers the history of the storied agency from inception to its modern day efforts.. This is the first time that many of these remarkable, historic artifacts and criminal evidence have been on public display together. July 2, 2021 – January 9, 2022 in Simi Valley.
The FBI’s beginnings – why it was created, what makes it different from other federal agencies, and how its changed over the years. Artifacts on display will include items from J. Edgar Hoover’s (the first Director of the FBI) office and estate.
The Making of an Agent – what are the requirements to becoming an agent? What training do agents go through? In this gallery, guests can participate in an interactive abbreviated FBI qualification course.
The FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted Lists – how they originated and what they’ve accomplished for the FBI.
Major Cases – This gallery will showcase the stories – and evidence – from some of the FBI’s top cases, including Al Capone, John Dillinger, and more. Artifacts on display include the bullet-ridden car in which Bonnie and Clyde met their fate, John Dillinger’s death mask, the raft and paddle used in the only escape from Alcatraz, and more.
The Changing Face of the FBI – this gallery will look at how the FBI has changed over the years. A FBI lab set-up will showcase their technological advancements and artifacts will include items from the 9/11 and 1993 World Trade Center bombings. FBI in film and pop culture – Now that visitors have learned about the real FBI, they will be able to reevaluate what they’ve learned about the FBI from film and pop culture.