You can learn about secrecy, security, and spies during the Manhattan Project in World War II in Oak Ridge on Saturday, December 17.
This National Park Service program is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. December 17 at the Oak Ridge Turnpike gatehouse on the west end of town.
“The program is accessible to all visitors and will give insight to what life was like in Oak Ridge during the Manhattan Project with heightened security, need for secrecy, and worry of spies,” the NPS said in a newsletter.
The Gatehouse is located at 2900 Oak Ridge Turnpike. Parking will be available next to the Gatehouse, which is on the north side of the road.
The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II. Oak Ridge was a key part of the Manhattan Project, and people here enriched uranium for the first atomic bomb used in wartime and built a pilot facility for producing plutonium, which was used in the second bomb.
Oak Ridge is now part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park along with Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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