Officials from the Savannah River Heritage Foundation, Aiken County, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 27, 2014, to launch the new SRS Museum. The purpose of the museum is to tell the stories of those who spent their careers working to win the Cold War, celebrate the technical and scientific achievements of SRS employees over the past six decades, and show the impact on the CSRA by the huge influx of people moving to the region to work at the Site. The SRS Museum will officially open to the public in 2015, representing more than 10 years of planning. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, representatives from the Foundation gave tours of the building and described the upcoming museum exhibit themes. The SRS Museum is located at the former Dibble Memorial Library at 224 Laurens, St., SW, Aiken, SC.
Monday, November 3, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Dr. Kari Fredrickson, author of the recently-published book, Cold War Dixie, will speak to a joint breakfast sponsored by the SRS Heritage Foundation and Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 7:30am at Newberry Hall in Aiken. Dr. Frederickson is Associate Professor and Department Chair of History at the University of Alabama. Her book describes how the coming of the Savannah River Site changed Aiken and other communities in the CSRA. Her talk is titled, “Better Living: Life in a Cold War Company Town”. Reservations can be made by calling 803-649-3456; the cost is $15.