For the past 13 years, the Atomic Heritage Foundation has worked with Congress, Manhattan Project veterans and scholars, and government and nonprofit organizations to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park. The park became official on November 10, 2015. We are now focused on several initiatives to preserve and interpret this important history. Please donate today to support our efforts!
What does your contribution do?
Manhattan Project veterans
at the 70th anniversary events
Your support enables us to:
Organize programs such as our commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Manhattan Project in June, attended by some 20 veterans and hundreds of others.
Develop our innovative "Ranger in Your Pocket" website, where you can choose from a broad selection of programs on the B Reactor at Hanford, Manhattan Project innovations, and Hanford's early pioneers. Next up are tours for Los Alamos and Oak Ridge and cross-cutting programs such as "Espionage."
Continue to conduct interviews with Manhattan Project veterans, experts, and scholars. We currently have over 340 interviews on our "Voices of the Manhattan Project" website, including with J. Robert Oppenheimer, General Leslie Groves, Dorothy McKibbin, Hans and Rose Bethe and many more. Listen to General Groves recall choosing Los Alamos for the scientific laboratory: "It didn't take me long to say, 'This is it.'"
Expand the educational resources on our website, including the Key Documents section, where you can access primary and secondary sources relating to the Manhattan Project and the development of nuclear weapons after World War II.
The establishment of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park is a terrific opportunity to engage the public in learning about innovation in science, engineering, and technology. Your contribution will help us continue to work with the National Park Service, partner organizations, and local communities to interpret the Manhattan Project and its complex legacy for the world today.
You can donate online
here, call our office to give over the phone at 202-293-0045, or
send us a check made out to the Atomic Heritage Foundation at 910 17th Street, NW, Suite 408, Washington, DC 20006.
Thanks very much for helping to preserve this valuable history.