November 2015 marked the official beginning of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park, which has sites in three locations, including Oak Ridge.
On July 14, Niki Nicholas, who has been designated as the current manager of the Oak Ridge unit (in addition to her duties as superintendent of the Obed Wild and Scenic River and Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area), will be the featured speaker at the Midtown Community Center in Oak Ridge.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. Nicholas will address the new park and other topics, a press release said.
The program is co-sponsored by Advocates for the Oak Ridge Reservation, Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association, and Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning. For more information, call or write Sandra K. Goss at (865) 583-3967 or [email protected].
Besides Oak Ridge, Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico, are also part of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park. The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II.
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