The exhibits at the Atomic Legacy Cabin tell the unique story of the hunt for uranium on the Colorado Plateau. Come learn something new about the element that shaped the Colorado Plateau’s past, present, and future!

The Atomic Legacy Cabin offers a variety of educational programs with history, geology, hydrology, ecology, chemistry, and engineering subject matter experts. These experts are available for classroom support as guest speakers or student resources. For more information, contact the Atomic Legacy Cabin at atomiclegacycabin@lm.doe.gov.

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The Atomic Legacy Cabin in Grand Junction, Colorado played a vital role in domestic uranium procurement for the Manhattan Project. This virtual tour video takes visitors through the interpretive center’s exhibits and WWII history.
Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management

The Atomic Legacy Discovery Guide: Colorado Plateau provides visitors a wealth of information about the history, geology, and ecology of the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States.

Oral histories are invaluable resources for historic sites, interpretive centers, and museums. Through oral history interviews, staff are able to create primary-source documentation for their sites, helping to create engaging programming for visitors and preserve history for generations to come. Additionally, oral history interviews foster positive community engagement while also adding diverse perspectives to the story of the site’s history. 

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Interview of Jacqueline Young (June 5, 2019).
Department of Energy Office of Legacy Management

The Atomic Legacy Cabin offers a variety of educational programs in both history and STEM. Check out the Atomic Legacy Cabin programs booklet to learn more about available programs for your classroom or event today.