Dedicated to creating a Manhattan Project National Historical Park and capturing the memories of the people who harnessed the energy of the atom.
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Browse our collection of oral histories with workers, families, service members, and more about their experiences in the Manhattan Project.
Tour some of the key locations of the Manhattan Project with an audio guide.
We are pleased to announce that the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP) has awarded the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) two grants to expand our “Ranger in Your Pocket” series, which provides online tours of Manhattan Project sites around the country.
On September 17, 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was appointed Director of the Manhattan Engineer District, the secret project to build the world’s first atomic bomb.
Leona Woods, later Leona Woods Marshall and Leona Woods Marshall Libby, was one of the only, and perhaps the most well-known woman scientist working on the Manhattan Project. She was born on August 9, 1919 in La Grange, Illinois.
Seth Neddermeyer (1907-1988) was an American physicist.
Lieutenant General Leslie Groves (1896-1970) was a United States Army Corps of Engineers officer and director of the Manhattan Project.