News and Articles
News and Articles
National Park Service Releases Study of Manhattan Project Sites
Monday, December 14, 2009
The National Park Service released its long-awaited draft study on whether to create a Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Currently, there are no national parks that preserve Manhattan Project resources or tell the story of the top-secret World War II project that created the world’s first atomic bombs.
New York Times Features Los Alamos Cleanup
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
While the Atomic Heritage Foundation is working with the Los Alamos National Laboratory to restore the "Gun Site," where the gun-type uranium bomb dropped on Hiroshima was developed and tested, $212 million is going towards the cleanup of a dump at TA-21, a 65-year-old, six-acre site.
Preserving the Manhattan Project at the NTHP Conference
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
As part of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference, held this year in Nashville, TN, the Atomic Heritage Foundation presented a session on "Preserving the Manhattan Project: Politics and Perseverance." The evaluations of the session were outstanding as the speakers engaged the audience in learning about the Manhattan Project and the challenges of preserving its historic
VCU Hosts Reading of Louis Slotin Sonata
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
On Friday, October 2, 2009, Virginia Commonwealth University hosted a reading of Paul Mullin's Louis Slotin Sonata in conjunction with its first-annual E-Festival. The two-day festival, sponsored by VCU's Science, Technology, and Society Program, explored issues related to energy, the environment, and community engagement.
AHF Hosts Manhattan Project Workshop for New Mexico Teachers
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Between Tuesday, June 9, 2009, and Friday, June 12, 2009, twenty five teachers attended the first-ever teachers’ workshop on the Manhattan Project hosted by the Atomic Heritage Foundation. They were housed at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Enola Gay hangar named one of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
On April 28, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Manhattan Project’s Enola Gay hangar at Wendover Airfield one of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The hangar housed the “Enola Gay,” the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb “Little Boy” on the city of Hiroshima.
Atomic Heritage Foundation hosts Revisiting Reykjavik symposium
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
On Saturday, March 14, a diverse group gathered at the Carnegie Institution for Science for “Revisiting Reykjavik: Nuclear Policy for the New Century,” a public symposium organized by the Atomic Heritage Foundation.