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Manhattan Project National Historical Park Update

We expect spring will bring additional visitors and we'll be ready for them
February 1, 2016
This building, Pond Cabin, is expected to be one of the first sites made publicly accessible.

This building, Pond Cabin, is expected to be one of the first sites made publicly accessible.

The March newsletter will describe a cutting-edge interpretive aid: a virtual tour of MAPR properties downloadable as an app (free!)

Manhattan Project National Historical Park Update

Spring break is anticipated to bring more visitors to Los Alamos to visit MAPR (that’s the four-letter identifier the National Park Service has given our park), and we want to be ready for them. A new park brochure, with the familiar black cover and NPS shield, will help them enjoy their visit.

When unfolded, one side will feature information about the Department of Energy properties being readied for public visitors at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Public visits at the first sites on the roster won’t happen for at least another year or so as all the security measures, safeguards, visitor experience amenities and interpretive elements are planned and implemented, but a Lab working group is making steady progress toward that end.

The other side of the brochure will feature an annotated map of a walking tour to Manhattan-era properties that visitors can access in downtown Los Alamos. The Bradbury will also be on that map, as a current location where one can learn more about the Manhattan Project right now.

Stay tuned . . . the March newsletter will describe a cutting-edge interpretive aid: a virtual tour of MAPR properties downloadable as an app (free!). It was developed and produced by the Lab’s VISIBLE Team and a host of history and science experts.