News and Articles
News and Articles
Manhattan Project Veterans to be Reunited at 70th Anniversary Event
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Carnegie Institute of Science in Washington D.C. holds a special place in Manhattan Project history. During World War II, the Carnegie housed the offices where Vannevar Bush oversaw the Manhattan Project for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Register Now for 70th Anniversary Events
Monday, May 18, 2015
To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Manhattan Project, honor Manhattan Project veterans, and provide a preview of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the Atomic Heritage Foundation is hosting events on Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3, 2015.
Manhattan Project Congressional Delegation Receives National Park Heritage Award
Thursday, April 30, 2015
The National Parks Conservation Association, which advocates for national parks and the National Park Service, presented 81 members of Congress with the National Park Heritage Award. This award honors their support of the public lands package included in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.
AHF to Meet with Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
On May 1, 2015, the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) will meet with the Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to discuss the interpretation of the Manhattan Project, the top-secret effort in World War II to create an atomic bomb, and its legacy for the world today. The meeting will take place at 10 AM at the Institute of International Education (IIE), 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY.
Manhattan Project Spotlight: Rhydymwyn Valley Works
Friday, April 24, 2015
Tucked between the sprawling fields and open pastures that frame the rural village of Rhydymwyn in northeast Wales lies a mysterious patch of narrow land. Shielded by towering oak trees and overgrown brush, a closer look reveals a vast expanse of abandoned lots surrounded by rusting barb-wired fence.
NPS & DOE Officials Visit Hanford
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Officials from the National Park Service and Department of Energy toured Hanford in mid-April to make plans for the new park. The Manhattan Project National Historical Park will be established officially when the Departments of Interior and Energy reach an agreement over their respective roles and responsibilities. The deadline for the agreement is December 2015.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
April 22, 2015 would have been J. Robert Oppenheimer's 111th birthday. As director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during the Manhattan Project, Oppenheimer proved to be an extraordinary choice. Unfortunately, after the war, the FBI dredged up his early Communist associations and his security clearance was revoked, preventing Oppenheimer from influencing policy.
NPS/DOE Video on Manhattan Project Park
Friday, April 10, 2015
The National Park Service and the Department of Energy have released a short introductory video on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. The video features David Klaus, DOE Deputy Under Secretary for Management and Performance, and Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service.