You can learn more about volunteering for the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes Oak Ridge, during a meeting at the Midtown Community Center on Tuesday.
The meeting was rescheduled from this past Thursday to this coming Tuesday (January 26) because of snow last week.
The information session on volunteer opportunities will be hosted by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park-Oak Ridge. It’s scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday at the Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road in Oak Ridge.
The new park, which also includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico, was formally established on November 10, 2015, in a signing ceremony in Washington, D.C. The signing ceremony featured U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic bombs during World War II.
The new park includes four buildings in Oak Ridge: the Graphite Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the footprint of the former K-25 Building at East Tennessee Technology Park, and Building 9731 and Building 9204-3, or Beta-3, at Y-12 National Security Complex. The Alexander Inn, which is not a U.S. Department of Energy building, is also eligible for inclusion.
If you’re interested in being a volunteer, you can attend the Tuesday meeting to learn more or contact Effie Houston at (423) 569-9778 or [email protected].
“Be a part of the excitement and join in the effort to implement our National Park!” organizers said.
Learn more about the Manhattan Project National Historical Park here. It’s the nation’s 409th park and the first major federal effort to commemorate the Manhattan Project, considered one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th century.
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