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Oppenheimer: Science, Mission, Legacy

The Savannah River Site Museum is proud to share the documentary, "Oppenheimer: Science, Mission, Legacy."

Los Alamos National Laboratory’s National Security Research Center created this documentary to show the connection and influence of their first director, J. Robert Oppenheimer, with LANL and their work today. LANL’s National Security Research Center began as Oppenheimer’s wartime library; their collections include materials from him and about him. Many of these photos, films, and audios are being shared publicly for the first time ever.

We send our many thanks to Brye Steeves, LANL’s National Security Research Center Director, for her assistance and for providing access to the documentary. 

Images of America: Savannah River Plant

This image-book features 172 never-before-released historical photographs of the Savannah River Plant. It is available for purchase online or in the Museum for $26.00.  

All proceeds benefit the museum. 

SRS Legacy

The Savannah River Site Museum is dedicated to bringing the stories of Savannah River Site, its scientific and technological role in the Cold War, to life.

During the Cold War, SRS (known then as the Savannah River Plant) operated as a nuclear materials production facility, producing tritium and plutonium for the hydrogen bomb. 

Savannah River Plant was essential to the national security of the country and serves as the primary producer of nation's tritium.

In addition to providing national defense and deterrence, the nuclear plant produces innovative research in all fields of science, from chemistry to ecology.

You cannot talk about the 20th century history of South Carolina without talking about the Savannah River Site. Our visitors connect with their community, family, and history through the exhibits found at the SRS Museum. 

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