Manhattan Project National Historical Park Showcases Artwork Of Barranca Mesa Elementary Students In Peace Art Project


LOS ALAMOS — From Oct. 5 through Nov. 2, the National Park Service, in partnership with the Fuller Lodge Art Center, will be showcasing artwork from local students at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park Visitor Center located at 475 20th Street in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

The exhibit features the work of more than 50 students in grades 3 through 6 at Barranca Mesa Elementary School who were asked to create artwork about what peace means to them. The artwork will be on display on the exterior windows of the visitor center so the public can view it while remaining outside and practicing safe social distancing.

The exhibit will be available for public viewing as follows:

October 5 – October 12: Third Grade

October 13 – October 19: Fourth Grade

October 20 – October 26: Fifth Grade

October 27 – November 2: Sixth Grade

If you are an educator interested in partnering with Manhattan Project National Historical Park on future projects in Los Alamos, please contact the park at (505) 661-6277.  – – –

Formally established in November 2015 via a Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Energy and the National Park Service to preserve portions of three World War II sites where the United States developed the first atomic weapons, the park marks the history of the people, science, events, and controversy associated with the creation of the atomic bomb in the top-secret effort known as the Manhattan Project. Under the agreement, the NPS and DOE jointly manage and administer the park.