From Addiction to Zig-Zag and Everything in Between: Artifacts from the DEA Museum Collection

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On October 30, 2018, the DEA Museum will host an interactive discussion on “From Addiction to Zig-Zag and Everything in Between: Artifacts from the DEA Museum Collection.”

Drug misuse, addiction, and rising numbers of drug overdose deaths affect millions of Americans daily. Understanding the history, causes, and consequences of addiction helps the public to better understand the problem as well as proposed solutions.

The Drug Enforcement Administration Museum’s collection of nearly 5,000 artifacts documents the history of drug policy, drug law enforcement, drug addiction, and drug education in the United States. Museum programs, exhibits, and educational outreach support the DEA’s mission to enforce controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States and reduce the use and availability of illicit controlled substances.

Image: Experience Artifacts from the DEA Museum Collection, From Addiction to Zig-Zag and Everything in Between: Artifacts from the DEA Museum CollectionThe DEA Museum’s Director and chief curator will bring six of the Museum’s most interesting artifacts out of their cases to demonstrate a tangible connection to the problem of illicit drugs as well as the stories of the men and women who enforce drug laws. Following the illustrated discussion, audience members will be invited to the stage for an unprecedented up close look at the artifacts. This event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live over the Internet.

Laurie A. Baty, Director, Drug Enforcement Administration Museum will present “From Addiction to the Zetas and Everything in Between: Artifacts from the DEA Museum Collection.” 

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum and Visitors Center is the preeminent federal government institution for learning about the history of drugs and drug law enforcement in the United States. Founded in 1999, the DEA Museum collects artifacts, photographs, documents, and oral histories from individuals involved in battling drugs and drug trafficking as well as the story of drug addiction in the United States.

October 30, 2018
10:30 am – 11:30 am ET

Auditorium, DEA Headquarters
700 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202

Contact
DEA Museum: (202) 307-3463, [email protected]
Liz Maurer, Curator of Education: (202) 307-6051, [email protected]

Streaming URL: deamuseum.org/lecture-series/Artifact-Talk-2018

Email Questions: During the event, email questions to [email protected].

Admission: This event is free and open to the public.