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Public sale to benefit American Museum of Science and Energy

The Department of Energy (DOE) Integrated Support Center - Oak Ridge and the American Museum of Science and Energy Foundation are pleased to announce that a public sale of property from the American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) located at 300 South Tulane Avenue, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, will take place Sept. 6 - 8, 2018, at the AMSE (Tulane) facility.

The public sale will only include items that have no historic value or significance as it relates to National Historic Preservation Act requirements, which DOE follows to ensure the long-term preservation of historic artifacts.

DOE and its partners have ensured that those items have been properly retained for use in the new AMSE facility, opening soon at 115 Main Street East, or for other future possible uses.

In addition, DOE is working with the Oak Ridge Historical Preservation Association to relocate several items from the AMSE Tulane facility’s Historic Room to the Oak Ridge History Museum that opened Aug. 23, 2018 and is located at 102 Robertsville Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

The items for sale Sept. 6 - 8, include reproductions of historic photographs, various pieces of furniture, signage, and other items that have been part of the Tulane Avenue AMSE facility.

These items represent the nostalgia of the AMSE facility and are clearly recognized as having value to the community. “DOE and the AMSE Foundation are very excited to offer the Oak Ridge community an opportunity to own items that carry special sentimental value while preserving items of historical significance to be enjoyed for generations to come,” said Jeff deBeauclair, Deputy Manager of the DOE’s Integrated Support Center in Oak Ridge.

The AMSE Foundation is sponsoring the public sale that will be hosted by Estate Sale Professionals. More information on the sale can be found at Proceeds from the sale will be used to support the operation of AMSE.