Here’s what’s happening at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge in April

“Deadly Explosion at an Illegal Fireworks Factory” benefit lecture by William “Bill” Bass April 23

Thirty-nine years ago, a massive explosion rocked Benton, Tenn. The explosion destroyed a barn disguised as a fishing bait farm. It had been operating as one of the largest illegal fireworks factories in the country. Dismembered bodies flew through the air, creating a challenge for forensic pathologist William “Bill” Bass and his team to recover and identify the victims.

Bass will present a lecture benefitting the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge at 7:30 pm on Saturday, April 23. Radio and TV personality Frank Murphy will serve as emcee.

Children’s Museum gym doors open at 5:30 pm The lecture is at 7:30 pm Tickets at

Bass will discuss the science behind his identification of the bodies, and he will take questions from the audience. This lecture is for mature audiences and perfect for people who are fascinated with crime scenes and forensic anthropology.

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