FBI Exhibits Unabomber’s Cabin, Kaczynski Complains To US Court of Appeals

Convicted “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski has written a letter complaining to a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals panel about the display of his 10-by-12-foot cabin as a central artifact in an exhibition at the Newseum marking the FBI centennial.

Thecigarettes online buy Gun article, “Kaczynski Angered By Predatory Home Loan: Unabomber raps feds for allowing cabin’s display at D.C. museum,” includes a three-page, handwritten letter from Kaczynski, dated July 15, that relates how Kaczynski learned about the display when he received a “full-page, full-color advertisement that features my cabin, which is being displayed publicly at something called a ‘Newseum.'”

The 10-by-12-foot cabin where Kaczynski lived — and was arrested – in rural Montana is the largest of approximately 200 artifacts featured in “G-Men and Journalists: Top News Stories of the FBI’s First Century.” The exhibit features some of the biggest cases from the FBI’s first 100 years, including John Dillinger’s death mask, Patricia Hearst’s coat and the electric chair in which convicted Lindbergh baby kidnapper Bruno Hauptmann was executed.

The exhibition, on display through June 2009, explores the role of the media in shaping the bureau’s image and the sometimes cooperative, sometimes combative relationship between the press and the FBI.

The exhibition section about Kaczynski, “A Mad Bomber and His Manifesto,” focuses on the FBI’s 17-year search for the Unabomber, whose homemade bombs killed three people and injured 23 others. Despite an investigation that spanned eight states and involved approximately 500 agents, the FBI was making little progress until, in 1995, the Unabomber mailed a 35,000-word essay to The New York Times and The Washington Post.

If it was published, he vowed, he would “desist from terrorism.”

After much debate, the Post printed the manifesto, with the Times sharing the costs. Months later, a tip arrived from the bomber’s brother, eventually leading the FBI to a small cabin in rural Montana where the Unabomber, Theodore Kaczynski, was arrested.

Opened to the public on April 11, 2008, the Newseum – a 250,000-square-foot museum of news — offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of news history with up-to-the-second technology and hands-on exhibits.

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