The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present a program on Saturday, December 17, at 3:30 p.m. at the Turnpike Gatehouse. The program will give visitors some insight to what life was like in Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project with all the security, the need for secrecy, and the worry of spies, a press release said.
The program is free and open to the public; parking is limited, so please try to carpool if possible, the press release said.
The Gatehouse is also at a trail head for the North Boundary Greenway, and visitors can go for a self-guided hike after the program.
The Gatehouse is located at 2900 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Visitors can access the Turnpike Gatehouse from Oak Ridge by following the Oak Ridge Turnpike west as if you are leaving town. Parking will be next to the Gatehouse on the north side of the road. For more information, visit the National Park desk in the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
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 Manhattan Project National Historical Park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm. For more information or directions, please contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 576-6767.
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