A Complicated Legacy: The History of the Hanford Site

The Manhattan Project transformed the small agricultural towns of Hanford and White Bluffs, Washington into the world's first large scale nuclear research and production facilities. It also created a suburban nuclear community in neighboring Richland which remained under government ownership until 1958. Join Robert Franklin, assistant director of the Hanford History Project, who will discuss the legacies of WWII and Cold War nuclear materials production, advancements in science and technology, and the largest nuclear cleanup in history, through material drawn from oral histories with former workers and rarely seen historic photographs.

6:00 pm, doors open 5:30 pm

No-host bar

Members $3, non-members $7

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Event Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm