ORHPA Highlights of 2020

Happy New Year everyone!  This past year was unique for sure. The Covid-19 virus  caused many closures and changes in plans, including temporary closure of our Oak Ridge History Museum.  Despite the pandemic there were numerous activities during 2020, here are some of the highlights. Jan 16,  A Volunteers Luncheon

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Annual Meeting and Election of 2020 Board of Directors

Dear ORHPA Member, The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association (ORHPA) will hold its annual membership meeting and elect members to the 2020 Board of Directors on Thursday, December 12, 2019. A request for Board nominations was distributed to our membership on October 15th. The request asked that nominations of

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Heritage Organization Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Receives $80,000 State Grant for its New History Museum

Oak Ridge, TN—The Oak Ridge Heritage and Preservation Association (ORHPA) invites the public to join a celebration of ORHPA’s 20th Anniversary this Saturday, September 21st, at The Oak Ridge History Museum, 102 Robertsville Road in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 37830. The event will be an enjoyable day for the whole family!

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Ed Westcott passes away

It is with a heavy heart that ORHPA announces the death of James Edward Westcott on March 29, 2019.   Ed is most know for documenting the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge through photography.  We could not tell the history of Oak Ridge without his contribution.   Ed and his family have

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Volunteer Opportunities

There are lots going on these days with ORHPA, and this brings a need for more volunteers. Your help, large or small will be greatly appreciated. Here are some examples of how you can help History Fair in Knoxville, Saturday, 8/18 from 10 – 5 pm. Come out to Market

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ORHPA creates 16-month calendar for 75th Anniversary

Members of ORHPA have created a 16-month calendar to commemorate Oak Ridge’s 75th Anniversary.  Each month has photos and quotes taken from The Oak Ridge Story by George O. Robinson.  The calendar will cost $10 and will be on sale through ORHPA.

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Oak Ridge’s 75th Anniversary

On Thursday, August 31, the city of Oak Ridge unveiled its 75th Anniversary logo and website, OakRidge75th.com.   The intent is for the website to serve as portal for events scheduled by community partners to celebrate Oak Ridge’s 75th anniversary.  For more information about the events planned check out OakRidge75th.com. 

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Preservation Awards

ORHPA awards a Historic Preservation Award annually. The award is given to a public-use facility that reflects guidelines outlined for historic preservation in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archaeology and Historic Preservation. The award is presented on September 19th-the date in 1942 that General Leslie Groves

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ORHPA & Friends of the Grove Theater host Pub Quiz Night

Register online at: http://thegrovetheater.org/irish-pub-themed-quiz-night/ 

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ORHPA exhibits at Secret City Festival

The Oak Ridge unit of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park is now a reality. We at Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association welcome you to attend this years 2016 Secret City Festival History displays inside the Civic Center A, B & C Rooms. We plan to celebrate the roots

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