WGN’s ‘Manhattan’ Viewing & Discussion On Tuesdays

At left, a photo of the Historic Tech Area. The covered overpasses were built across what is now Trinity Drive, so that scientists could cross over from one building to the other without having to exit and then reinter the secure areas. At right, a photo of the Manhattan series set as seen on TV. Courtesy/LAHS

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The season premiere for WGN’s Manhattan was Oct. 13. The Los Alamos Historical Society continues to hold weekly viewing parties for the show’s second season.

Join Historical Society members at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Avenue in Los Alamos, to watch and discuss the show.

The discussions of every episode from the first and second seasons are collected here, and in the History Museum at its temporary location at 475 20th St., while the current building is being remodeled and completely upgraded.

Join in the discussion on facebook page, or at the weekly viewings.

Manhattan is a fictionalized drama set in Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. WGN explains that the stories of the series are about how “scientists and their families surrender their freedoms, compromise their marriages, and even sacrifice their sanity to end one war and usher in another—the Cold War waiting just over the atomic horizon—all while embedded spies and a climate of paranoia threaten to destroy the project from within.”

Every episode is a great opportunity for sparking conversations about the history of the Manhattan Project and this community.

For more information about our live viewings, contact the Museum Educator at 505.695.5251 or educator@losalamoshistory.org.

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