Today is Giving Tuesday, a global day that celebrates generosity and encourages people to contribute to their favorite nonprofits and charities.  Please donate today to the Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) and preserve the Manhattan Project through the first-hand accounts of participants and the top-secret places where they worked. 
In 2017, AHF celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. Thanks to your support, we have had a very productive year. Working with the National Park Service and our local partners, AHF is developing a suite of interpretive programs and resources on the Manhattan Project and its legacy for the 21st century.  

Here is what your donations have accomplished:
Chicago Met Lab scientists by Eckhart Hall
I nterpreting the Manhattan Project

With your help, we produced two new " Ranger in Your Pocket" interpretive programs. One is on the  Manhattan Project's innovations at Los Alamos, from scientific computing and health physics to high-speed photography. The other focuses on the  University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Chicago Pile-1, when scientists first controlled nuclear energy on December 2, 1942.
Next year, we hope to produce a new program, "Doctor Atomic Trail," working with the Santa Fe Opera, New Mexico History Museum and other partners. The program will complement the production in Santa Fe of the opera "Doctor Atomic" and focus on the sites in New Mexico where it takes place. 

In Santa Fe, visitors to 109 East Palace can listen to Dorothy McKibbin. On Bathtub Row in Los Alamos, they can hear the voices of J. Robert Oppenheimer and other residents. At Trinity Site, they can listen to eyewitness accounts of the "brilliant and terrifying" atomic explosion. With your help, we hope to have the program for the opening of "Doctor Atomic" in July 2018.
AHF President Cindy Kelly (left) with Peggy Stuart
Sharing Oral Histories

Each year, you have helped us add int erviews to AHF's "Voices of the Manhattan Project" website . We now have over 475 interviews, a treasure trove that is a testament to your generosity. 

In 2018, AHF's oral histories will be featured in the exhibit "Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project," at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. With your support, we hope to record interviews with Herb Lehr, who transported the plutonium core for the Trinity Test; Wilfrid Rall, one of the last surviving signers of the Szilard Petition; "Calutron girl" Peggy Stuart in Oak Ridge, TN; and many more.

Thank you!

Your generous support is vital to AHF's work. You can  donate online here, call AHF at 202-293-0045, or  send a check made out to the Atomic Heritage Foundation at 910 17th Street, NW, Suite 408, Washington, DC 20006. 

Thank you for considering a gift for your family, friends and future generations who want to learn from this history and the people who made it.

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