Mark your calendars now and join us on Thursday, March 19th for the unveiling of one of the most historically significant exhibits to go on display at CMoA, the Enigma machine. Considered the “unbreakable” decryption device by the Germans, the code was cracked by Alan Turing and a young group of Brits as portrayed in the movie, The Imitation Game.
Several dignitaries and notable guests will attend the event, including British Consul General in Atlanta Andrew Staunton. Staunton has been in Atlanta since June 2018 and is the senior United Kingdom government representative in the Southeast whose responsibilities, among others, include working to promote U.K.-U.S. trade and investment, and building scientific and research cooperation.
We’re excited to have Dr. Kristie Macrackis, author, historian and professor at Georgia Tech deliver a keynote address during this special event. Her work focuses on the intersection of espionage history and history of technology. After the presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to slip on a white glove and use the machine before it takes its place under a secure plexiglass column. You don’t want to miss this opportunity!
The evening will begin at 6:00pm with light appetizers, two complimentary drink tickets, and tours around the museum. Tickets for this event are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Guests will receive a commemorative pin while supplies last.
Tickets purchased at the door will be $30. 21+ event
Seats are limited.