The Manhattan Project National Park | Brown Bag Lecture with Ray Smith

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 7:00am to Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 7:45am

Following a decade of study and collaboration, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park was established in 2010. Consisting of Hanford, Washington; Los Alamos, New Mexico; and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, MAPR preserves the history and tells the story of the birth of the atomic age in America. Ray Smith served on the committee to establish the themes for the new park and on the National Park Service’s Scholars Forum Roundtable, and he testified before a U.S. House subcommittee. Ray has spent both his professional and personal life preserving the region’s history, especially that of Oak Ridge and Y-12. He is the official City of Oak Ridge Historian, a popular newspaper columnist and author, film producer, and the recipient of numerous local and national recognitions. At his 2017 retirement from Y-12, Ray was awarded the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Distinguished Service Gold Award and recently was recognized by the East Tennessee Historical Society with an Award of Excellence for Lifetime Achievement in History.

The program is sponsored by the Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory and is free and open to the public. The lecture will begin at noon at the East Tennessee History Center, 601 S. Gay Street, Knoxville. Guests are invited to bring a “Brown Bag” lunch and enjoy the lecture.  Soft drinks will be available. For more information on the lecture, exhibitions, or museum hours, call 865-215-8824.

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