Learning at Lunch - NIKE Defense System


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The Lucy Burns Museum at the Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present Learning at Lunch, a new series illuminating aspects of the former prison’s 91-year history. Each month, one of our founding volunteers tackles a topic from our complicated past. After a brief 30-minute talk, presenters answer audience questions, and all attendees are invited to visit the museum following the program. Table seating will be available, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch; snacks, and beverages available for purchase.

The NIKE site on Lorton Prison grounds showcased to the world America’s powerful new defensive system. It made certain that our country’s potential enemies were aware of what they would face if a nuclear attack was launched against the US. Alan McKie, long-time museum docent, shares the little-known details surrounding this Cold War relic. Free event.

McGuireWoods Gallery W16
9518 Workhouse Way
Lorton, VA
United States

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