A Thursday evening meeting will focus on collecting ideas for the implementation of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Oak Ridge. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park staff will be represented, a press release said.
It’s the regular November meeting of the Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association. It starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 12, at the Midtown Community Center at 102 Roberstville Road.
The meeting will be held at the end of a day of:
- tours to Y-12 National Security Complex and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (tours are already filled to capacity so registration has closed),
- signing celebration for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at 2 p.m. in the afternoon at the Oak Ridge High School Auditorium, and
- a 4 p.m. ribbon-cutting for the fountain in Jackson Square and the recreation of the iconic “War Ends” photograph but this time with a “Manhattan Project National Historical Park” theme.
The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association is a nonprofit historical society founded in 1999 to preserve and educate the public about Oak Ridge’s unique and rich technical and cultural history, and to work to preserve selected historical buildings of the World War II city and nuclear installations, the press release said.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret effort to build the world’s first atomic bombs during World War. Besides Oak Ridge, the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park will include Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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