First meeting on Monday, February 1
The National Park Service and the U.S. Department of Energy will have three public meetings in early February to solicit input on planning for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. The meetings will be held at the three sites associated with the park: Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The public is encouraged to come to the meetings and meet with representatives of the NPS and the DOE to share their thoughts about the key stories and interpretive ideas related to the park.
Locally, there will be a public meeting held on Monday, February 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Eastern time) at Oak Ridge High School (in the Food Court) at 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
There will also be meetings on Thursday, February 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Pacific time) in the Richland Library Gallery, 955 Northgate Drive in Richland, Washington, as well as on Monday, February 8, from 5-7 p.m. (Mountain time) in the Los Alamos County Council Chambers, Los Alamos Municipal Building, 1000 Central Avenue in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
For more information about the park, visit www.nps.gov/mapr or www.energy.gov/management/office-management/operational-management/history/manhattan-project.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is the first major federal effort to recognize the Manhattan Project, which is considered one of the most scientific scientific achievements of the 20th century. The new park was formally established in November 2015. It’s the nation’s 409th park.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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