Top Secret “Dayton Project” History Front And Center At New Cold War Discovery Center via WVXU

A Miamisburg site that played a big role in nuclear history will soon be open to the public. It’s the home of the former Mound Laboratories – known to some in the Miami Valley for its important role in developing the first atomic bomb.
Beginning this month the Cold War-era Mound will also house a new Dayton History museum. Organizers hope it will showcase this critical but often controversial chapter of American history.

At the height of operations after World War II, Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg employed around 2,500 workers.

The Mound nuclear research complex housed dozens of buildings on more than 300 acres of land.


It may be an asset now, but the area around the Mound site has been a literal sore-spot for decades. In 1989 it was declared a Superfund site and its cleanup was listed as a major priority. 

That cleanup was finished in 2010 and since then, the Mound Development Corporation has established a thriving business park including at least 16 employers.


Dayton History will unveil the Cold War Discovery Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday at 10 a.m.
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