The Blast!

December 1, 2017

Dear Friends,

As the year draws to a close, we want to thank you for your continued support of the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation and the National Atomic Testing Museum.  Your generous contributions allow us to continue evolving our exhibits and programs, and offering quality historical and STEM-based education worthy of our Smithsonian Affiliate designation.

Some recent examples of what your support has made possible:

Educational Outreach: We remain at the forefront of both science and history programming for students in Southern Nevada, and have hosted thousands of students for field trips in 2017.  We continue to partner with Clark County School District to offer free science and history workshops for teachers, which earns participants professional development credits.  The museum also offers free radiation education sessions by request, and offers two free Family Fun Days each year.

Distinguished Lecture Series: This excellent series continues to gain momentum, as we continue to host speakers at the forefront of national/international current events and experts on nuclear science and defense topics.  In October, more than 200 people attended a lecture by Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, who spoke about U.S.-Russian relations during the Cold War through the present day.  Many speakers are already scheduled for 2018, promising another year of watching this series grow.

Vision for the Future:  With a completed master plan in hand, we have a solid road map for the continued evolution of the museum-it includes concepts for state-of-the-art exhibits focusing on current programs at the Nevada National Security site, and recommendations for updates and upgrades to the existing exhibits.

Near-Term Improvements: As we look to the new master plan as a long-term goal, we have several important updates to the museum to focus on in the coming year.  In 2018, visitors will see several new exhibits, including  a brand-new radiation exhibit and an expanded look at the Stockpile Stewardship program.  The Museum Store, in its new home in the museum itself, continues to add new and unique products.  Its former home is now a temporary exhibit space that will host several exciting displays in 2018.

While 2017 has been a big year for the museum, there is much to accomplish in the coming year.  Your continued support will ensure our ongoing evolution and progress.

This holiday season, please consider purchasing a membership for yourself or as a gift.  Memberships offer an incredible value, as they provide entrance to the museum and many of our programs, including the popular Distinguished Lecture Series.  Memberships can be purchased online at

If you’d prefer to make a monetary donation instead, you can do that online securely at  Your monetary contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law, as the foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

As a member-supported non-profit, be assured that we very much appreciate your support, and we hope we can count on your continued generosity.

Warm regards,

Nelson Cochrane
Acting Chairman
NTS Historical Foundation

Michael Hall
Executive Director
National Atomic Testing Museum


The National Atomic Testing Museum thanks the following corporate donors for their support of the museum:

The National Atomic Testing Museum
755 E. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas
NV 89119-7373
Inquiries 702 794-5151

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