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The Manhattan Project at Hanford:

Currently underway at the REACH is an exhibit about the Manhattan Project at Hanford that will take visitors back to a window of time that changed the world: 1942-1946.

The Manhattan Project was a super secret plan to end World War II.  There were three main sites for the Manhattan Project in the United States:  Oak Ridge, TN; Los Alamos, NM; and Hanford, WA. Our exhibit will examine the urgency of the war effort in context of the critical world events that influenced the time. Our narrative will use the voices of the people from that time: the military, politicians, scientists, and the workers to set the stage for exploring the home front  mobilization effort, the emerging science and technology, and the outcome and legacies of the Manhattan Project of World War II.

To complete the exhibit in time for the Grand Opening of the REACH in July, we still require $180,000.  To date, $100,000 has been donated and initial work is underway.  Please help us tell this important story.

Donations can be mailed to the Reach Foundation @1229 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352.  Credit card gifts can be made by calling 509-943-4100.

Daughters of Hanford

In this radio and art installation guest curators, correspondent Anna King and photographer Kai-Huei Yau focus specifically on the women of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in twelve radio pieces and complimentary art-photography portraits.

The hulking nuclear reservation just outside of Richland, Washington, has transformed the desert landscape, the environment and the lives of men and women who live in the Northwest. The exhibition will culminate in an interactive art show opening at the REACH on July 1, 2015 for the purpose of sharing information and generating a regional discussion. It will emphasize women’s roles and their views of the nuclear reservation.  Examples of the interviews include:  a high-profile Hanford whistleblower; a tank farm worker; a WWII-era Manhattan Project secretary with top-secret clearance and a Seattle-based advocate for Hanford’s environmental cleanup in her early 30s.

These women helped build, grew up or have inherited the cleanup of this 586-square-mile stretch of remote country. We will document powerful stories not heard before, and highlight surprising interviews with well-known Hanford leaders.

We want to know how these Northwest women have shaped Hanford, and how it has molded them in return.  To mount this exhibit will cost $22,000.  All of the costs for audio production are being donated by Northwest News Network.  To begin the storytelling process requires an additional $11,000.

Donations can be mailed to the Reach Foundation @ 1229 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA  99352.  Credit card gifts can be made by calling 509-943-4100.