The Cold War (1940's-1970's)

Never officially considered a war, the Soviet-American Cold War was a period in history in which great tensions arose between the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics- what is present-day Russia, and the United States of America, as well as either factions’ allies. 

Set in motion in the waning months of World War II, the Cold War erupted between the U.S.S.R. and the United States, the two remaining super-powers upon Japan’s surrender in the Second World War.  Considered a “war,” this period in time was characterized by a race for nuclear weapon technology, countless efforts to send man to the moon- and as tensions rose, the threat of war increased.  Although there is no specific date upon which this period began or ended, it is widely held that the Cold War commenced upon the conclusion of the Second World War, and ended in the late 1980's to the early 1990's.

Endless Mountains Contribution

The museum displays a reasonably-sized exhibit on the Cold War, with an ensemble of uniforms, various items pertaining to the late 1960's, and even a Soviet-made rifle.