News and Articles
News and Articles
AHF Receives Grant from M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Friday, September 8, 2017
The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) is pleased to announce a $198,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, WA for interpreting the history of the Manhattan Project and its legacy. One hundred thousand dollars will be awarded outright with $98,000 contingent on raising a one-to-one match.
Movie Review: "In This Corner of the World"
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The Japanese anime film In This Corner of the World tells the story of a young woman living near Hiroshima during World War II. Directed by Sunao Katabuchi and based on a manga by Fumiyo Kouno, the film drew wide acclaim after it debuted in 2016, winning the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.
Trinity Site T-Shirt Now Available
Monday, September 4, 2017
On October 1, the Trinity Site will be open for visitors for just the second time this year. In anticipation of the site being opened, AHF has printed T-shirts featuring the "Gadget" nuclear device and J. Robert Oppenheimer and General Leslie R. Groves at the Trinity Site.
Friday, September 1, 2017
September 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Manhattan Project. On August 31, the city of Oak Ridge announced a series of events to commemorate Oak Ridge's 75th anniversary. The city also unveiled a new logo and website for the 75th anniversary.
Wreckage of the USS Indianapolis Found
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
The USS Indianapolis was one of two Portland-class cruisers built during the early 1930s. During World War II, the ship saw action in New Guinea, the Aleutian Islands, and the Battle of the Philippine Sea. In the summer of 1945, the Indianapolis was selected for a top-secret mission: delivering components of the "Little Boy" atomic bomb.
Manhattan Project Veterans on the Bombing of Hiroshima
Sunday, August 6, 2017
The Atomic Heritage Foundation has more than 460 interviews with Manhattan Project veterans and their families on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website. Here are some excerpts in which veterans and their family members recall and reflect on the bombing of Hiroshima.
New Program Explores University of Chicago’s Role in Manhattan Project
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
The Atomic Heritage Foundation has produced a new “Ranger in Your Pocket” online program on the University of Chicago’s role in the Manhattan Project, the top-secret effort to produce an atomic bomb during World War II.