Our Nation's History.
Established in 1951, Rocky Flats was a secret, high-security facility outside Denver, Colorado, that produced plutonium cores for nuclear weapons.
"National Security is our Responsibility."
Rocky Flats employees were committed to maintaining the secrecy of their work.
Protesting Rocky Flats.
Thousands have protested against nuclear weapons, radio-active components so close to a metropolitan area, and environmental contamination.
Rocky Flats History
Rocky Flats produced cores for nuclear weapons for the nation’s defense, using plutonium, highly enriched uranium, beryllium and additional materials.
The museum participated with with the Arvada Historical Society to create an exhibit commemorating the rich history of Rocky Flats
Share Your Story
In partnership with the Boulder Public Library’s oral history project, the RFCWM has recorded about 90 interviews with people who have first-hand memories of Rocky Flats.
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I appeal to the owners of plants — to the managers, to the workers, to our own Government employees — to put every ounce of effort into producing these munitions swiftly and without stint...We must be the great arsenal of democracy.
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1940)