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Los Alamos Historical Society

Los Alamos Historical Society

Client Spotlight

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Moves Forward

Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the United States Congress
that directs that the Manhattan National Historical Park be established as a unit of the National Park System. The bill directs the Secretary of the Interior to enter into an agreement that will include provisions for enhanced public access, management, interpretation, and historic preservation. The establishment of the Manhattan Project National Park is supported by the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service. The creation of
this National Park is tremendously important to the long range plans of the
Los Alamos Historical Society
.

More than 50 years ago, Los Alamos National Laboratory was created to build an atomic explosive to counter the threat posed by the German nuclear development program during World War II. It is important that we preserve this story and the others of the nuclear age so that future generations can understand the impact of this project on the world for both the good and the bad. This legislation ensures that the legacy of the Manhattan Project and the people who were instrumental to its goal will not be forgotten. A national historical park will help tell this story and allow us to reflect on how this project changed the world and how we can move forward ensuring peace and prosperity.
                                                                          - Congressman Ben Lujan

Oppenheimer House
Oppenheimer House

The Los Alamos Historical Society is poised to welcome visitors from around the world that will travel to New Mexico in order to visit the Park. The Compass Group conducted a planning study for the Society in 2012, and is proud to continue our working relationship with campaign management services that will ensure the Society is prepared for these visitors. To learn more, visit www.losalamoshistory.org.

Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and Gen. Leslie Groves, military leader of the entire project.
Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, scientific director of the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, and Gen. Leslie Groves, military leader of the entire project.

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