Cold War Conversations with Gary Powers Jr.
2 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2023
Gary Powers Jr., founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War Museum in Warrenton, Virginia, and son of the U-2 pilot whose plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960, will discuss the U-2 Incident. It was one of the most talked-about events of the Cold War.
Isle of Wight County's local connection is Nike-Ajax missile base, N-75, in Carrollton. The National Register of Historic Places Historic District site now serves as Isle of Wight County's Parks and Recreation facility which contains the original barracks, mess hall, administration and recreation building, officer/non-commissioned officer family housing, fueling area and underground missile magazines.
Powers' most recently published the graphic novel Enemy Territory. His other books include Letters from a Soviet Prison and Spy Pilot, all of which help dispel some of the misinformation surrounding the U-2 incident. His books will be available for purchase.