Beginning June 3 the Oak Ridge History Museum will be open Thursday & Fridays 10 - 2 and Saturday 10 - 3.

ORHPA Monthly Meeting – Jim Walther

On Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 PM the Oak Ridge Heritage & Preservation Association and American Museum of Science and Energy will host speaker, Jim Walther. He is the Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, and will speak in a public forum at the American Museum of Science & Energy Auditorium located in Main Street Oak Ridge.

Make your plans now to attend this exceptional event. The evening public forum meeting is FREE and the public is encouraged to attend. Jim Walther will provide unique museum insights to help us learn more about the opportunities that may be available to Oak Ridge and our museums from an experienced museum professional of 39 years.

Jim Walther is the Director of the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque, NM. Walther served as the museum’s director since the relocation of the museum to Albuquerque in 1996. He will talk about the growth and expansion of the museum over the years.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is a “sister” museum of AMSE. Walther will outline the details of how the museum evolved from the National Atomic Museum operated by DOE into today’s successful, sustainable not-for-profit museum.

Walther received his B.A. in visual arts from West Virginia University’s School of the Arts. He has worked in the museum business for thirty-nine years.

Walther previously served as the vice president of programs and exhibits at The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as, the director of exhibits at Cumberland Science Museum and Grassmere Wildlife Park in Nashville, Tennessee.