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Learn about Bucks County’s role in the Cold War

The Mercer Museum in Doylestown presents a community lecture titled, “Naval Air Development Center and the Cold War” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, presented by Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum Vice President Mark Calhoun.

“Bucks County was host to the Navy’s premier research and development activity for 50 years and was its largest employer. Not many people are aware that the work done at the Naval Air Development Center (NADC) Johnsville contributed to ending the Cold War. Every aspect of naval aviation was developed and prototyped there with 30 major laboratories housed at NADC,” said Calhoun.

The lecture is part of a summer-long series of programs centered around the Mercer Museum’s exhibit, Making Astronauts: Bucks County to the Moon, created in collaboration with the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum.

Tickets to “Naval Air Development Center and the Cold War” are $10 general admission and $5 for members, at Advance registration recommended.