The Manhattan Project

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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.

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

A timeline of key events in nuclear history, the Manhattan Project, World War II, the Cold War, and today.

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 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.

Lesson plans on the history and science of the Manhattan Project.

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

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 REACH is a gateway to the Hanford Reach National Monument, including the last free-flowing stretch of the Columbia River, celebrating the natural, scientific, and cultural history of Eastern Washington through programs and exhibitions that encourage curiosity and inquiry.

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.