UMW alumna Betsy Rohaly Smoot '82, a historian at NSA's Center for Cryptologic History and museum docent, will lead a tour of the museum. Following the tour, she will make a brief presentation over lunch, providing insight into “The Role of Women in Cryptology.”
The museum offers a view of the impact of cryptology throughout the history of the U.S. -- from the American Revolution and the Civil War, through World Wars I & II, the Vietnam War and beyond. Participants will learn about and view critical artifacts and devices, including Civil War code books, the World War II German "Enigma" cypher machine, early supercomputers and more.
A complimentary light lunch will be provided, courtesy of Renée Allen Kuntz ’85, President of the UMW Baltimore/Annapolis Network. Admission to the museum is free.
Arrival and check-in begin at 10:00 a.m.; the tour is scheduled from 10:30 to 12:00 noon. Lunch and the presentation will be from 12:15 to 1:00. Participants will have time to explore the museum and gift shop between 1:00 and 2:00.
Space is limited; please click the registration button above to register for the tour and lunch.