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Spy Week Family Day

*Included with regular Museum Admission. FREE with Museum Day pass.

Learn how to be a member of the Culper Spy Ring with author Claudia Friddell! Visit interactive spy stations to learn how to write with invisible ink, use a clothesline to send secret messages like patriot Anna Smith Strong, and use a cipher to crack a code from Benjamin Tallmadge’s code book.


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For children’s author, Claudia Friddell, the next best thing to time travel is discovering and sharing exciting real life stories from long ago.  A former elementary school teacher, Claudia loves talking to students and teachers about the magic of bringing history to life through books. When she’s not visiting schools, digging for treasure in the library, or writing at her home in Baltimore, she’s reading, walking, and kayaking on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. To learn more about Claudia and her books, George Washington’s Spies and Goliath, Hero of the Great Baltimore Fire, visit:

Earlier Event: September 21
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day