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Register Now for 70th Anniversary Events

Celia Klemski, Richard Yalman, Peggy Bowditch, Lawrence Myers, Vera Kistiakowsky, Rose Bethe, James Forde, and Fred Vaslow

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Manhattan Project, honor Manhattan Project veterans, and provide a preview of the new Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the Atomic Heritage Foundation is hosting events on Tuesday, June 2 and Wednesday, June 3, 2015. Both events will be open to the public and the press and will be held at the Carnegie Institution for Science, 1530 P Street, Northwest, Washington, DC, a few blocks from DuPont Circle. 

Agenda: A reunion and reception for Manhattan Project veterans and their families will be held on Tuesday, June 2 beginning at 2:30 PM. This will be a chance for Manhattan Project veterans and their families to share their memories, followed by a reception.

On Wednesday, June 3, 2015, a symposium will feature a discussion of the new park by Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico and officials from the Departments of Energy and Interior. Other sessions with veterans and experts will reflect on the Manhattan Project and its legacy for today. Manhattan Project veterans Norman Brown, Isabella Karle, and James A. Schoke and experts Richard Rhodes, Robert S. Norris, Martin Sherwin, Kai Bird, Denise Kiernan, and Alex Wellerstein are among the committed speakers. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. 

For the full agenda, please click hereThe event is free but we encourage attendees and supporters to make a tax-deductible donation to the Atomic Heritage Foundation to support our mission. All donations $250 and up will be recognized in the event program and other literature. To donate by mail, send a check to our office

Registration: If you plan to attend, please register here. Tickets are free but registering will allow us to determine an accurate head count. If you plan to attend from out of town, there are a number of nearby hotels that we recommend. Click here for a list, which shows the distance from the hotel to the Carnegie Institution for Science, where the events will be held.

If you have any questions about the event or for more information, please contact us.

Parking information: Street parking is available in the local neighborhood, however quite limited. The nearest parking garage is located one block away at 1616 P st NW Washington DC 20005. (Lot #372). Carnegie has partnered with Parking Panda to allow you to purchase guaranteed parking passes at many locations within easy walking distance to the Carnegie Institute of Science. Use Promo Code: CARNEGIE15 at checkout to receive an additional 15% off your reservation.