Our team is ever growing and last week we welcomed Courtney to our team! Courtney has ten years experience working in the museum and heritage sectors. During her Master of Arts in Cultural Heritage Studies in England,  she curated a multi-institutional digital exhibition in partnership with Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage Site and Google Arts and Culture (30 Objects/30 Years). Courtney recently came from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in New York City as their Visitor Information Specialist. Here are a few words on her first week at the bunker:
“Dec. 3, 1989, U.S. President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declared the Cold War over during a summit in Malta. Flash forward 29 years to the day, and I find myself descending deep underground and into a very large souvenir of the height of Cold War tensions: The Diefenbunker. Luckily, I am not headed into the Bunker for its intended purpose, but rather to join the staff at one of the Nation’s most fascinating museums!
Last week I traded NYC skyscrapers for the snowy fields of Carp, and what a week it has been! I met with staff, volunteers, and board members, all of whom have been incredibly warm and welcoming. I went exploring behind-the-scenes with the team in search of the innermost secrets of this thought-provoking bunker. I also had the good fortune to catch a special performance of “Dief the Chief: October 62”, an immersive production staged at the Bunker by performer Peter Haworth and multi-award winning playwright and performer, Pierre Brault. It is an absolute must-see.
A big thank you to everyone for making my first week here a BLAST! I am thrilled to be here.”
Welcome to the team Courtney!!


Twas’ the Night Before Grinchmas
Livin’ the Guide Life
Artifact by Air
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.”
Light in Blast Tunnel
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)
Blog: 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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