Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ames Historical Society Gallery Talk - October 2, 2014

Join us Thursday
For the next Gallery Talk in our series titled
 "The Ames Connection to WWII's Manhattan Project"
Presented by Kathy Svec, daughter of a Project researcher
The desperate, top-secret race during World War II to master the military technology of nuclear fission before Nazi Germany played out in 32 sites across the U.S. and Canada. The story of how Ames became one of these sites will be told by the speaker, whose father, Harry J. Svec, was pulled into the research while a graduate student in Chemistry at Iowa State. The role that small group of scientists played was critical to the timing and success of the Project.

When: Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm
Where: The Octagon Center for the Arts-Main Gallery
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