I recently received an email from the Crime Museum in Washington, DC which mentioned that they’re closing their doors after September 30, 2015. I was deeply saddened by this news.
If you haven’t visited, the museum has a fantastic range of exhibits dealing with both crime and its consequences. The museum exhibits cover everything from torture devices of the Middle Ages to a crime scene investigation simulation. There was an add-on CSI experience that I did on the day I visited. Afterward, I had a very informative discussion with a graduate student in forensics who was working at the museum.
There was so much information to absorb that I stayed all the way until the museum closed and still didn’t feel as if I’d seen everything. Months after my visit, I used the Crime Museum as the model for the museum scenes that take place near the end of Aftermath.
I hate to see such a valuable resource go away. I wish I still lived in Arlington, VA and could hop on over for one last visit. It’s a bit too far to make the trip from California.
Because they’re shutting their doors, all merchandise on the Crime Museum website is $20 or less. I couldn’t resist picking up some of these way cool crime scene bandages.