A historical walk through Jackson Square with the Manhattan Project National Historical Park has been rescheduled to February 10 due to the winter weather in January.
The walk with the National Park Service is titled “Building America’s Secret City: Ranger Walk Through Jackson Square.” It is now scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, February 10.
“Explore what it took to shape the farms and mud of East Tennessee into the Atomic City,” an event notice said.
“The program will begin in the upper parking lot in front of the fountains,” the notice said. “During the walk, rangers and visitors will discuss what it took to shape Oak Ridge during World War II, from routine and traditions brought from across the country and the hills and valleys of East Tennessee. The program stops include the Alexander Inn Guest House and the Chapel on the Hill.”
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park commemorates the people, places, buildings, and equipment used to build the world’s first atomic bombs during World War II. Besides Oak Ridge, the park includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Jackson Square is located at 243 Jackson Square in Oak Ridge, three blocks north of the Oak Ridge Turnpike.
If you have questions about the program or need directions, visit the Visitor Center Desk within the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge at 461 West Outer Drive or call the park at (865) 485-1942.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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