The Manhattan Project

Resources

The American Museum of Science and Energy (AMSE) is a science museum in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, that educates the public about energy, especially nuclear energy, and the important role Oak Ridge played in the Manhattan Project.

AHF's Atomic Wiki site is designed to enhance the Atomic Heritage Foundation's efforts by facilitating collaboration with scholars, authors, government officials, veterans and their relatives, teachers, students, history buffs and other individuals interested in the Manhattan Project and the Atomic Age and its legacy. The initial project invites social studies, science and multidisciplinary teachers to provide input on ways to teach the history of the Manhattan Project and core scientific, political, social and ethical issues to elementary to high school students.

Purchase books, guidebooks, and documentary films on the history of the Manhattan Project.

The B Reactor Museum Association (BRMA) was organized in 1991 as a non-profit corporation in Richland, Washington. Its primary mission is to preserve the world’s first industrial-scale nuclear reactor, the B Reactor at the Hanford Nuclear Site, as a public-access museum.

The museum of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Approximately 40 interactive exhibits trace the history of the WWII Manhattan Project, highlight the Laboratory's current and historic research projects related to defense and technology, and focus on Laboratory research related to national and international economic, environmental, political, and social concerns.

The Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science, and Technology (CREHST), located in Richland, WA, is a museum and science center created to tell the dynamic story of the Columbia Basin and surrounding region.

The Department of Energy traces its origins to World War II and the Manhattan Project effort to build the first atomic bomb. As the direct descendent of the Manhattan Engineer District, the organization set up by the Army Corps of Engineers to develop and build the bomb, the Department continues to own and manage the Federal properties at most of the major Manhattan Project sites, including Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Hanford, Washington; and Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The history of Los Alamos, provided by the Los Alamos Historical Society.

Purchase books, souvenirs, and historic photos capturing Los Alamos and Manhattan Project history.

A history of the Manhattan Project, provided by the Atomic Heritage Foundation.

Restricted Data is a blog about nuclear secrecy, past and present, run by Alex Wellerstein, an historian of science at the American Institute of Physics.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation explains the significance of preserving and interpreting the Manhattan Project, and discusses the current legislation to establish a Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field and an intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age, from early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

The New York Times reviews the Atomic Heritage Foundation's anthology, "The Manhattan Project," and explores the history behind the name of the top-secret project.