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Reminder: AMSE Flat Top House ready to move

The historic flat top house that has been at the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) since 2008 will be moved to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge on October 2. The Children’s Museum offered to give the flat top a new home when AMSE announced its move.

The flat top house was one of thousands of prefabricated houses built to house workers and their families during the Manhattan Project. Unlike many flat tops that have been modified or moved, this flat top has retained much of the original design, including original flooring, cabinetry, light fixtures, and plumbing. Museum visitors will be able to touch a piece of history and learn more about life during the Manhattan Project.

A Go Fund Me campaign has been set up to help support the move and the ongoing preservation and maintenance of the Flat Top. To learn more about the Go Fund Me campaign, visit https://www.gofundme.com/save-the-flattop-house.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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  1. This is so nice, now the kids can learn a little bit more about history.

  2. Very interesting. This is a valuable piece of history. I am glad they decided to keep it around.

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