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Museum Artifacts Center (MAC)

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WHAT IS IT?

The Project - The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History plans to construct a Museum Artifacts Center (MAC) as an improvement and capital project. The project will house the largest existing unclassified collection of America’s nuclear defense heritage material.

This collection of more than 120 individual items, systems or deployment technology is too large for complete concurrent in-museum display, thus the need to house the remaining un-displayed collection in a manner suitable for a national, congressionally designated museum that is affiliated with Smithsonian Institution, with AAM accreditation.

WHAT WILL BE IN IT?

The MAC facility - The Museum’s collection of historical materials includes the world’s largest and most complete group of historical nuclear weapon casings and displays that are unclassified and able to be viewed by the general public. At this point in our history, and given current world tensions, there is intense interest in this material from academia and the media. This vast collection is indeed the nuclear defense heritage of our nation. This collection of more than 120 individual items, systems or deployment technology is too large for complete concurrent in-museum display, thus the need to house the remaining un-displayed collection in a manner suitable for a national, congressionally designated museum that is affiliated with Smithsonian Institution. The MAC can be a site of scheduled behind-the-scene tours, a training facility for interns and a place to prepare objects for display. CLICK HERE for a look into some of the weapons that will be on display.

WHERE WILL IT BE LOCATED?

The MAC will be built right next to the existing Museum building on Eubank Blvd. It will be just west of the existing freight dock but just inside the perimeter of Heritage Park.

HOW MUCH IS THE MUSEUM TRYING TO RAISE?

The goal for the MAC - The Museum foundation expects this facility to cost $825,000. We are currently seeking grant support, corporate support and individual financial support to make the MAC a reality. You can help! The Museum Foundation will undertake the construction and development on its own as it did to build the museum facility in 2009 when enough funding is secured.

HOW CAN I HELP?

Make a Donation - The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is owned and operated by a non-profit organization. Because of this, benefactors may make contributions to further the mission of the museum as tax-deductible gifts.

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Sponsor a Nuclear Defense Artifact - It is anticipated that the objects stored in the MAC will be displayed as “open storage”. The objects will be located to allow for aisle access so the museum can operate tours and accommodate historical research. This is your opportunity to sponsor a historic nuclear weapon artifact that will go towards supporting the construction of the Museum Artifact Center.

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Peacekeeper Memorial - The Peacekeeper Memorial is your opportunity to memorialize a loved one who served in our nation’s defense working at the national labs, Department of Energy, or military. Your gift of $500 towards this memorial will go to support the construction and building of the Museum Artifact Center.

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