K-25 preservation to be program topic

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The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association’s next membership and public meeting will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Midtown Community Center at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge.

Karen Doughty, U.S. Department of Energy Environmental Management, will present a status update of the K-25 historic preservation initiative.

Doughty is responsible for the project management oversight and will review the status of the project. The request for proposals have been received and are being evaluated. There were nine pre-qualified bidders.

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will include the marked and preserved footprint of the K-25 Building, a K-25 History Center, a replica of a portion of the original building with authentic equipment as well as a viewing tower.

K-25 will be one of the three DOE site “spokes” that will exist along with the "hub" of the park which will be located in the center of Oak Ridge.

The American Museum of Science and Energy is poised to be a part of the center city hub.

The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association serves to promote historic preservation and the history of Oak Ridge’s heritage.

The association’s mission is to preserve Oak Ridge's history and its built environment and develop education and cultural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.

Membership is open to all interested individuals.