The Diefenbunker Museum always has exciting things going on underground, but this past Thursday we shook things up and had a little fun above ground!
For many years now a large artifact has remained off property in a farmer’s field. This large artifact is a 1500 pound antenna tuning hut. The antennas on top of the bunker tune at a certain frequency. The hut had special hardware that kept the radio frequency at an effective range to keep communications open in case of emergency.
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At 10:40am all staff members witnessing the event were above ground and running through a safety check. The -15 degree winds may have been cold but they were just right for air transport.
At about 11am everyone heard the sounds of propellers and search the sky. A small helicopter circled the museum before dipping down behind it and picking up the hut.
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The entire event took no more than 5 minutes. By the end, the hut was safely on the ground and ready for a little TLC from our conservator.
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Thank you to Heli-Transport Inc for moving it safely!

2018 Blog

Twas’ the Night Before Grinchmas
Diefenbunker Introduces new Visitor Experience Manager
Livin’ the Guide Life
Snow Day? S’No Problem! Strengthen your spy skills with these at home crafts!
100 years ago, the guns fell silent.
Artifacts and Archives: Behind the Scenes
"The mountains opened, and two missiles appeared into the sky.”
There’s been an incident at the Bunker.
Thankful for Freedom: A Cold War Thanksgiving
Dash for Survival: Olympian Edition
Welcome to the Undead Army
Unconventional Spaces: Renting the Diefenbunker
Igor Gouzenko: The Anniversary of his Defection
75 feet under: Behind-the-Scenes in the Machine Room
EIGHT: Arrival
SEVEN: Renewed Topographics
SIX: The Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex
FIVE: Ronald Reagan Minuteman Missile State Historic Site
FOUR: Mt. Rushmore and the greatness of hope
THREE: The Power of the Atom – Idaho’s Experimental Breeder Reactor I
Who needs Vesper, when you have Moores?
TWO: Wendover Airfield – Home of the Enola Gay
ONE: Bye Bye Blackbirds – Cold War Relics in the Californian Desert
Prologue: Destination Ottawa (via Tucson and Calexico)
Spy Camp Week 1: The Art of Espionage
Diefenbunker Appoints a New Executive Director
Adventures from the Coldest Part of the Cold War- ONLY 2 DAYS AWAY!!
Marc Adornato’s Ruined Landscapes- Opening April 5, 2018 at the Bunker!
Mission Report- Easter at the Bunker
March 14 is Pi Day!
Introducing Agent ‘H’
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