The K-25 History center honors the amazing men and women who helped construct and operate the K-25 uranium enrichment complex, first as part of the Manhattan Project, and then continued to help meet our nation’s security and energy needs after the war.
At the time of its creation, most of the K-25 workers did not even know what they were building. This massive wartime effort was shrouded in complete secrecy. They were part of a team building the first atomic weapon, racing against Nazi Germany to bring an end to World War II. At the K-25 plant, a gaseous diffusion process was used to enrich uranium and ultimately create fuel for one of two atomic bombs. The K-25 facility played a major role and altered the global landscape during World War II and the Cold War. Its contributions to defense, energy, and technology advancements through the 1990s have left a historic impact.
The new 7,500 square foot history center houses more than 250 original artifacts on display, and nearly 1,000 recorded oral histories from former employees. These interactive galleries give you the opportunity to step back in time to discover the inner workings of the K-25 Plant and learn about one of the most significant industrial, scientific, and military achievements in American history.