This week the Diefenbunker family welcome two new members to the team: Kat and Mat!

Kat and Mat have both joined our team as Diefenbunker guides and will be guiding you on your next tour! We asked them both to write a few words on what their first weeks have been like!

Mat
image1.jpegFor my first week I was thoroughly shown around the bunker. I got several tours from volunteers like Brian and mike who showed me a bunch of really interesting points about the museum. I got to see war cab, OSAX, the emgov room and learned a lot of facts that helped me to better understand the situation you would find yourself in in the bunker. My second and third day I received some more tours from Justin and Dana and got to see some of the other functions of the museum. Dana offered to let me do the last call in the museum but I graciously declined. The best thing about this week (as cliche as it sounds) was meeting all of you guys and seeing how awesome and friendly you are. You really helped to make my first week really enjoyable! So thanks to all of the staff and volunteers here and I really look forward to working with you all!

Kat
47380595_546144582463841_4909350088381300736_nThe past two weeks at the bunker have flown by. It was a little overwhelming with the four levels and over three hundred rooms to get used to but everyone was so helpful that within a few days I had a fairly good idea of what was going on. My fellow co-workers are amazing, very knowledgeable and had tons of tricks to remember how to get around the bunker. I’ve always wanted to work in a museum and there is so much information available at the Diefenbunker that it seems surreal. Working with some of the volunteers who helped recreate the bunker as it was, and learning about how it all came together, makes you feel like you’re watching history happen and becoming part of it as well and for a history nerd I think that is the coolest part.

It sounds like they both had great first weeks and are settling in nicely. Welcome to the team Kat and Mat! Make sure to say ‘hi’ to them both next time you’re in!

2018 Blog

Twas’ the Night Before Grinchmas
Diefenbunker Introduces new Visitor Experience Manager
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.”
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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