January 12: Iran Hostage Crisis
The Iran Hostage Crisis began on November 4, 1979, when 52 Americans were forcibly detained by Iranian militants. They spent 444 days in captivity until their release on January 20, 1981. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of their release, NMAD Collections Manager Eric Duyck will share the story and significance of items that bore witness to the ordeal. Watch here on January 12.