Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Atomic City Festival October 10th

Mark your calendar for October 10th. The SRS Heritage Foundation will again participate in planning for the Atomic City Festival in New Ellenton. Last year the Foundation helped by recruiting displays and exhibits from SRS and by providing publicity for the event. This year we plan to bring back the Carolina dogs, snakes, artifacts, Smokey Bear and the hydrogen vehicle, and add several new attractions. We’ll be recording reminiscences from early workers at the Site or those who were impacted by the coming of the Site. We’ll also be prepared to copy your early photos and memorabilia. Plan to join us October 10th.

Going Strong!

Good news…thanks to Recovery Act funds, the historic preservation program at SRS got a boost recently. DOE-SR Manager Jeffrey Allison announced that these funds would enable completion of modifications to the Curation Facility in Building 315-M. In a letter dated July 24, 2009, Mr. Allison said “I am pleased to report the balance of modifications to the 315-M Curation Facility is underway and will be completed by the end of 2011”. This means that, in the near future, the Cold War Artifact Collection of some 30,000 artifacts will be housed in a facility that meets temperature control, fire suppression and security requirements for long-term storage. Another sign of continued progress. Click here for access to both pages of the letter from DOE-SR Manager Jeffrey Allison.


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