In August, theÂ Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association announced that it was openingÂ the historic Midtown Community Center to the public on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and the organization has plans for a new Oak Ridge History Museum.
The announcement was made by the ORHPA’sÂ Oak Ridge History Museum Committee.
TheÂ Midtown Community Center is open to the public:
- Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and
- Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteers from ORHPAâ€™s Museum Committee will be on hand to talk about the cityâ€™s world-changing history and ORHPAâ€™s exciting plans for a brand-new Oak Ridge History Museum, a press release said.
“If youâ€™d like to talk history or have some planningÂ ideas for theÂ future museum, weâ€™d love to visit,” the press release said. “Please stop by.”
The historic Midtown Community Center is located at 102 Robertsville Road, across the street from the Kroger Marketplace in Oak Ridge.
The Midtown Community Center is a surviving structure of the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II. ORHPA owns and operates the building as part of its heritage preservation activities.
For more information, contact Museum Committee Co-Chair Betty Stokes at (865) 755-5625 or Co-Chair Emily Hunnicutt at (865) 483-6081. You can also visit www.oakridgemuseum.com.
More information will be added as itÂ becomes available.
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