"I grew up in this little South Georgia town called Richland," Sam Beall (above) remembered. "In that little town, I got interested in electricity and signed up for a correspondence course in electricity." Fascinated by science at a young age, Beall went on to become a nuclear engineer, working on the Manhattan Project and later serving as head of the Reactor Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Thanks to your generosity, in 2018 the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) conducted more than 60 interviews. Manhattan Project veterans like Sam Beall, scientists like Ronald Mickens and Julie Ezold, and historians like Avner Cohen shared diverse perspectives on the Manhattan Project, Atomic Age, and their ongoing legacies. Please help us continue to share these stories with a year-end donation.
Thanks to your support in 2018, AHF:

- Launched new "Ranger in Your Pocket" online interpretive programs on the Trinity Site and the " Doctor Atomic Trail " to complement the Santa Fe Opera's production of the opera " Doctor Atomic." We will soon publish programs on France and the Atomic Age and scientific innovations at Oak Ridge, Tennessee. In 2019, we will produce new programs on Hanford's environmental legacy and African-Americans and the Manhattan Project.
- Rapidly grew the audiences for our websites, reaching a total of almost 3 million pageviews. Many of the users are middle and high school students. AHF staff wrote dozens of new articles for our main website, including articles on the Chinese and Israeli nuclear programs, uranium mining, the Nevada Test Site and Tularosa Basin Downwinders, theater and the Atomic Age, and much more. Our Manhattan Project Veterans Database has more than 14,000 profiles and continues to grow every week.
- Added more than 60 interviews to the Voices of the Manhattan Project website, bringing the site's total to more than 540 interviews. Popular interviews included Hélène Langevin-Joliot (pictured), the granddaughter of Marie Curie, and Ted Petry, the last known witness to Chicago Pile-1.

- Published a revised and expanded Guide to the Manhattan Project in Washington State, with new sections on Native American history, African-Americans and the Manhattan Project, and the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings.
Your generosity makes these accomplishments possible. In a turbulent world, it is more important than ever to reflect on the legacies of the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Age for our present. Please help us continue to preserve and interpret this history for future generations.
You can donate online here or send us a check made out to the Atomic Heritage Foundation at 910 17th Street, NW, Suite 408, Washington, DC 20006. Your support really makes a difference, empowering AHF to continue its mission in 2019. Thank you very much!
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