Join National Park Service staff for a walk and talk tour through Alvin K. Bissell Park on Saturday, February 17.
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will present this free program starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 17, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge.
“During the program, we will discuss the different lifestyles and challenges that Oak Ridge residents faced during the project,” a press release said. “In this easy to moderate walk of about one mile, we will visit some historical structures and discuss how the town has changed and how it has stayed the same in the 75th anniversary of Oak Ridge. Visitors should be prepared for this walk with weather appropriate clothing and sturdy shoes.”
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II, before Germany could. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park commemorates that project, one of the most significant events of the 20th century, and besides Oak Ridge, it includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The American Museum of Science and Energy is located at 300 South Tulane Avenue in Oak Ridge. For directions, please call (865) 482-1942 or visit the National Park Service desk located at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge at 461 West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge.