A new photography exhibit, “Before the Secret,” will open Thursday, February 14, at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.
The exhibition will be in the Imagination Gallery. It will focus on life in the Oak Ridge area before the Manhattan Project, a press release said. The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge will be offering free admission on Valentine’s Day to celebrate the opening day of the photography exhibition, the release said.
The photographs that are being displayed were taken between 1938 and 1943, right before the buildout of Clinton Engineer Works and what would become the town of Oak Ridge, the press release said.
The photos will give insight into what life was like before the area became a main production site for the Manhattan Project. The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II.
The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge is located at 461 West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge.
For more information on the photography exhibit, call the Manhattan Project National Historical Park at (865) 482-1942. Besides Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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