News and Articles
News and Articles
AHF Release: Guide to the Manhattan Project in Manhattan
Friday, September 28, 2012
To coincide with the opening of the New-York Historical Society’s exhibition WWII & NYC, the Atomic Heritage Foundation has released a new expanded Guide to the Manhattan Project in Manhattan. Following the guide, readers can discover top-secret sites in Manhattan where work on the first atomic bombs took place—in buildings hidden in plain sight.
House Majority Votes in Favor of Manhattan Project Park Act
Thursday, September 20, 2012
On September 20, a majority of members of the House of Representatives voted in favor of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act, H.R. 5987. However, the bill failed to receive the two-thirds majority necessary to pass under suspension of House rules.
AHF Release: Guide to the Manhattan Project in New Mexico Redux
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
On August 14, the Atomic Heritage Foundation released an upgraded and expanded edition of its Guide to the Manhattan Project in New Mexico. Originally published in 2010, AHF completely sold out of the initial print run. Thanks to a generous grant from Clay and Dorothy Perkins, AHF is publishing a new, revised edition of its popular guide.
Stories from Groves’ Inner Sanctum
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
On April 25, 2012, Patricia (Patty) Cox Owen, who served under General Leslie Groves in the Manhattan Project, passed away. Born on March 31, 1925 in Cedar Rapids, IA, she was 87. Ms. Owen was a member of Groves’ inner sanctum. Immersed in the top-secret Manhattan Project, she kept mum about her work for most of her life, leaving behind a few choice stories of her work on the Project.
AHF’s Cindy Kelly Radio Interview on MP Park
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
On July 31, AHF President Cindy Kelly was interviewed on the international radio program The Takeaway with John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee. Kelly was interviewed in conjunction with Katy Brown, president of the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau.
House Committee Advances MP Park Bill
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
On July 11, the House Committee on Natural Resources approved by unanimous consent to advance H.R. 5987, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Act, to the full House for consideration. The bill would establish a national historical park at Manhattan Project sites in Los Alamos, NM; Oak Ridge, TN; and Hanford, WA. H.R.