Join a park ranger for a walk through Jackson Square. Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present a free program on Saturday morning, August 27, at 10 a.m. in Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. The program will begin in the upper parking lot of Jackson Square in front of the fountain.
During the program, park rangers will discuss how routine, tradition, and the comforts of home helped keep Oak Ridge residents focus on the mission and not their hardships, a press release said.
“We will walk to the Alexander Inn Guest House and the Chapel on the Hill during the program,” the release said.
Jackson Square is located three blocks north of the Oak Ridge Turnpike on Broadway Avenue. If you need directions, maps are available at the National Park desk in the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge or you can call (865) 576-6767.
Oak Ridge was built during World War II as part of the Manhattan Project, a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic bombs, before Germany could. Besides Oak Ridge, Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico, are also part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
This year is the National Park Service’s 100th birthday.
“Join us as we create activities which provide you with opportunities to create priceless memories when discovering national parks,” the press release said. Visitors can visit the website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm. For more information or directions, contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 576-6767.
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