This month, you can learn about security, the need for secrecy, and the concerns about spies during the Manhattan Project in World War II.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during the war. Oak Ridge was the main production site.
The program on secrecy, security, and spies will be presented by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, at the Turnpike Gatehouse in west Oak Ridge.
“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. “This program is free and open to the public; parking is limited, so please try to carpool if possible.”
The Gatehouse is located just past the intersection of Oak Ridge Turnpike and Westover Drive in Oak Ridge. 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. For more information, visit the National Park desk in the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.
For more information or directions, contact the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 482-1942. Visitors are encouraged to visit the website for more information on the park at https://www.nps.gov/mapr/oakridge.htm. You can also follow the park on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Manhattan ProjectNPS, on Twitter at @MnhtnProjectNPS, or on Instagram @manhattanprojectnps.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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