On Sunday, November 10, 2007 the Atomic Heritage Foundation hosted a Veteran’s Day program at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, TN. A rapt audience of 175 listened as Manhattan Project veterans Colleen Black and Bill Wilcox told stories of life in the Oak Ridge when it was still a “secret city.” AHF president Cynthia C. Kelly talked about the Foundation's work to preserve some of the physical monuments of the Manhattan Project across the country including the three most significant properties at Oak Ridge: the K-25 plant, Y-12 Beta calutron and the X-10 Graphite Reactor.
In addition, the Foundation has published an anthology, The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb in the Words of Its Creators, Eyewitnesses, and Historians. The book contains over 130 entries with many first-hand accounts as well as dozens of historic documents that give readers insight into the Manhattan Project and its legacy. Colleen Black and Bill Wilcox joined in signing as their contributions are included in the book. The signing was a great success and numerous attendees fanned out to local bookstores after the museum gift shop’s inventory was quickly exhausted.
Read more about the event in the Knoxville News Sentinel.