Learn about Oak Ridge history during World War II – Oak Ridge Today

Learn about Oak Ridge history during World War II – Oak Ridge Today

Photo courtesy Manhattan Project National Historical Park

You can learn more about the history of Oak Ridge during World War II during a free national park walk through Jackson Square on Thursday, July 18.

The walk is offered by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which includes Oak Ridge.

The program is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. July 18, at the fountain in the main parking lot in Jackson Square.

“During the walk, rangers and visitors will discuss what it took to shape Oak Ridge during World War II through routines and traditions brought from near and far,” the National Park Service said. “This special evening program will conclude at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Square Tennis Courts, right on time for the evening’s Tennis Court Dance.”

Besides Oak Ridge, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Manhattan Project was a top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic weapons during World War II.

Learn more here.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

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