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Francis Gary Powers, Jr., Founder & Chairman Emeritus of the Cold War Museum

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Gary is the Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Cold War Museum, a 501(c)(3) charity, which he founded in 1996 to honor Cold War veterans and preserve Cold War history.  In this capacity he created mobile exhibit on the Cold War and U-2 Incident which has been exhibited in museums worldwide, coordinated donations activities totaling over $3.0M million in financial, artifacts, and in-kind donations, and negotiated building space at Vint Hill Farms, a former Cold War era Army communication base, located 40 miles from Washington, DC.  

He is currently, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study and is working with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historical Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation.

Gary lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.