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Manhattan Project Events and News
October 6, 2017

Fall is a great time to enjoy a number of Manhattan Project-related events around the country. This Saturday, Hanford, WA, will host a “Ride the Reactor” tour where cyclists can bike around the iconic B Reactor. The $60 registration fee includes the bike ride, a catered lunch and a tour of B Reactor. Proceeds will […]

Manhattan Project NHP Updates
August 2, 2017

This summer has been an exciting time for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (NHP). On July 25, the Manhattan Project NHP’s interim visitor center for the Hanford unit opened in Richland, WA, at 2000 Logston Blvd. The popular bus tours to the B Reactor and the prewar Manhattan Project sites will now leave from the visitor center.  The building will […]

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Update
July 6, 2017

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park is making progress in its second full year of operation. The National Park Service and the local sites continue to develop exciting initiatives at the park’s three units: Oak Ridge, TN, Hanford, WA, and Los Alamos, NM.  Los Alamos On May 27, the Los Alamos Historical Society (LAHS) received […]

Manhattan Project NHP Foundation Document Published
March 1, 2017

In January 2017, the National Park Service completed an important step by publishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park’s (NHP) foundation document. This document establishes a baseline for park planning and interpretive activities and provides basic guidance for planning and management decisions. As presented in the foundation document, NPS promises to engage visitors in learning […]

National Parks Friends Alliance Meeting
February 28, 2017

On February 14-15, the National Parks Friends Alliance held its biannual meeting in Arlington, Virginia. The meeting brought together more than 100 people from organizations dedicated to supporting America’s national parks from Acadia to Yosemite to Klondike. AHF took advantage of the Friends Alliance meeting to gather ideas for how best to support the Manhattan […]

First Anniversary for Manhattan Project National Historical Park
December 6, 2016

On November 10, 2016, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (NHP) with units at Hanford, WA, Oak Ridge, TN, and Los Alamos, NM celebrated its first anniversary. All three sites have welcomed thousands of visitors in the past year. As part of the anniversary, the newly appointed Manhattan Project NHP Superintendent Kris Kirby visited Hanford. […]

Update on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park
September 30, 2016

It has been a busy few months for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. Late this summer, the National Park Service announced that Kris Kirby will serve as the Park’s new superintendent. Kirby, who officially takes charge on October 16, brings to the position 20 years of experience with the National Park Service. Most recently, […]

National Park Service Celebrates Centennial
August 23, 2016

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service celebrates its centennial. One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Organic Act into law, creating the National Park Service to oversee the management of all national parks and some national monuments. In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6166 consolidating all […]

AHF Staff Attend National Park Service Centennial Reception
June 28, 2016

On June 8, AHF Program Director Alexandra Levy and Program Manager Nathaniel Weisenberg attended a National Park Service Centennial Reception hosted by the National Parks Second Century Action Coalition. Theresa Pierno, President of the National Parks Conservation Association, opened the reception. Speakers included many members of Congress, such as Senators Maria Cantwell of Washington and […]

AHF Attends National Parks Friends Meeting
March 29, 2016

On March 15-16, Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF) President Cynthia C. Kelly and AHF staff attended the National Parks Friends Alliance meeting in Washington, DC. This biannual conference, organized by the National Park Foundation, brought together more than 130 people from the National Park Service (NPS) and partner organizations. Participants discussed the 2016 celebration of the […]