Atomic Heritage Foundation Honored by National Trust for Historic Preservation

Atomic Heritage Foundation Honored by National Trust for Historic Preservation

The restored V-Site at Los Alamos

The National Trust for Historic Preservation honored the Atomic Heritage Foundation with a National Trust/Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Award at their annual October convention in Tulsa, OK. A nonprofit dedicated to historic preservation in America, the National Trust has been working to protect historic sites and revitalize the communities around them since 1949. National Preservation Awards are given to recognize those “individuals and organizations whose contributions demonstrate excellence in historic preservation.”

The award is in recognition of the Atomic Heritage Foundation’s work to preserve the "V Site" at Los Alamos, New Mexico. The "V Site," where the prototype plutonium bomb used in the Trinity test was assembled, received a Save America’s Treasures grant which enabled the AHF, along with the Los Alamos National Laboratory, State of New Mexico, and others to preserve and restore this piece of America’s history. Also being recognized by the National Trust for their roles in the preservation of the "V Site" are the Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office, and Crocker Ltd, a Santa Fe architectural firm.