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American Secrets, National Cryptologic Museum, Enigma Machines, Codes & Ciphers, OPEN TO ALL

Friday, April 26, 2024, 10:30 AM until 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
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Louise H Smoak
Educational Seminar
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American Secrets, a Virtual Tour of the National Cryptologic Museum

Friday, April 26, 10:30-11:30 am
Limited Enrollment. Priority registration for FHNN and LFV Members & Volunteers.  Some spots available for FHNN and LFV friends. 


Here’s your chance to learn about some of the most dramatic moments in the history of American code making and code breaking.

American Secrets is a virtual tour of the National Cryptologic Museum. This  program covers America’s involvement in cryptology from the Revolutionary War through the 20th century.

As the gateway to the stories of America's secrets, the National Cryptologic Museum allows a peek into the people, equipment, and events that have played a role in cryptologic history. From America's first spy ring under George Washington to breaking the German's WWII Enigma machine, from the Hotline to Moscow through the development of supercomputers, from Native American code talkers to modern secure telephones, the NCM brings it all out from the veil of secrecy and into the open. Learn about the secrets behind the secrets.

The NCM has a priceless collection of artifacts of the nation's cryptologic history, including many rare and important encryption machines from WWII such as the German Enigma machine, used by the German Army, Navy, and Luftwaffe throughout WWII. 

Our guide will be the Museum’s Director of Education, Jennifer Wilcox. This is an FHNN/LFV collaborative program which is open to everyone. FHNN and LFV members and volunteers have priority enrollment. Register online.  FHNN members and volunteers who need assistance registering should email with Codes in the subject line.

This Museum is affiliated with the National Security Agency (NSA). It is located adjacent to NSA Headquarters at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland,