News and Articles
News and Articles
Manhattan Project Veterans Commemorate the End of WWII
Friday, August 20, 2010
The official Japanese surrender on August 14, 1945 marked the end of WWII. For many Manhattan Project and war veterans, this was a moving and momentous day in American history. Sixty-five years later in different cities across the country, veterans and their families gathered to remember the history , share their personal experiences, and celebrate the end of WWII.
AHF President Featured on C-SPAN
Monday, August 16, 2010
Atomic Heritage Foundation President Cindy Kelly appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal Saturday morning, August 14, 2010 on the anniversary of Japanese surrender and the official end of WWII. During the 45-minute program, Cindy spoke about Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki as well as the environmental and health effects of the bomb.
AHF Remembers Arnold Kramish
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Arnold Kramish, a physicist and author who worked on the Manhattan Project, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Kramish was a member of the Special Engineering Detachment at Los Alamos from 1944 to 1946. He nearly lost his life in the famous Philadelphia Navy Yard explosion that killed Douglas Meigs and Peter Bragg in September 1944.
Atomic Heritage Foundation Hosted Second Annual Teachers Workshop
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Santa Fe and Los Alamos, NM (June 14-17, 2010) -- In just twenty-seven months, Manhattan Project scientists from around the world combined discoveries in nuclear physics with innovative engineering solutions to create the world's first atomic bombs in 1945.
Oak Ridge in the News
Friday, May 28, 2010
According to Knoxville News-Sentinel's Frank Munger, "Historic preservation is gaining new momentum in Oak Ridge."Munger describes the recent emergency rehabilitation of the historic Alexander Inn as well as a letter from Department of Energy Assistant Secretary Ines Triay that may help Oak Ridge become part of a Manhattan Project National Historical Park.
K-25 Plant Named One of Tennessee's Ten Most Endangered Historic Sites
Monday, May 24, 2010
NASHVILLE, TN (May 21, 2010): The Tennessee Preservation Trust announced on Thursday, May 21, 2010, that the K-25 plant in Oak Ridge, TN, is one of the state's ten most endangered historic sites. The groundbreaking uranium enrichment facility played a vital role in World War II, the Cold War and civilian nuclear power industry.
Manhattan Project Anthology to be Made Available to the Blind
Friday, March 19, 2010
The Library of Congress selected the Atomic Heritage Foundation's Image Manhattan Project anthology for its National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) program. A small company in Nashua, NH, is producing the recording of the book.
Manhattan Project Comes to Life in Animated Feature Musical "Bomb Squad"
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Director Ben Hillman brings the Manhattan Project to life in the new Image animated/feature musical Bomb Squad, which traces the making of the atomic bomb from Marie Curie's laboratory through World War II. In addition to the famous scientists and politicians, materials such as plutonium and heavy water are also given singing roles.