News and Articles
News and Articles
Manhattan Project National Historical Park Memorandum of Agreement Released
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Manhattan Project National Historical Park moved one step closer to reality on Tuesday, July 28 when the National Park Service and the Department of Energy released their Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for jointly managing the park.
Remembering the Trinity Test
Thursday, July 9, 2015
On July 16, 1945, at 5:29:21 MT, Manhattan Project scientists conducted the world’s first atomic bomb test at the Trinity site near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Atomic Heritage Foundation is pleased to feature dozens of audio/visual interviews with Trinity test eyewitnesses on the “Voices of the Manhattan Project” website.
Manhattan Project in the News
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
With the approach of the 70th anniversaries of the Trinity test and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Manhattan Project has been a popular news topic. There were several interesting articles published in June concerning the Manhattan Project and its legacy.
Recent Additions to "Voices of the Manhattan Project"
Monday, July 6, 2015
Thanks to the hard work of our research assistants Caitlyn Borghi, Ruthie Dannehy, and Reed Srere, we have made significant progress getting through our backlog of oral histories to add to our "Voices of the Manhattan Project" website. Recently added interviews include:
AHF & NPS Tour Exhibition on Bombings
Thursday, July 2, 2015
The American University Museum in Washington, DC is currently showing an exhibition on the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The exhibition includes information about the bombings, 20 artifacts collected from the debris such as a pocket watch from Hiroshima, and a series of painted panels on folding screens depicting the bombings.
70th Anniversary Events Photos & Articles
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Over 300 people came to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Manhattan Project on June 2 and 3, 2015 in the Carnegie Institution of Science. Seventeen veterans and several former babies born to PO Box 1663 made for a very special event.