The Atomic Film Festival Roars Into Fuller Lodge
Nothing says summer like blockbuster movies, and the Atomic Film Festival is bringing two to Fuller Lodge this summer. On Tuesday, June 25, at 7 p.m., the festival features Gojira, the Japanese movie (with subtitles) that started the franchise. On Wednesday, July 24, Godzilla will roar across the screen. The films are free and open to the public.
More details are available here.
History Happy Hour Part of Downtown Friday Night
Join us at the Los Alamos Historical Museum on Friday, June 28, from 4-6 p.m. for the release of a new CD by classical guitarist (and Edith Warner historian) Patrick Burns. Celebrate with tapas, a glass of wine, and good company before the downtown Gordon's Concert that Friday evening. Learn more by clicking here.
Be a Part of "History Adventures at Fuller Lodge"
The Los Alamos Historical Society's summer program for children in preschool through early elementary school begins Tuesday, June 4, at 10 a.m. and repeats at 11 a.m. on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. "History Adventures at Fuller Lodge" includes hands on activities and programs that range from tin working and pottery making to the Manhattan Project. Programs will be held each Tuesday in June and July. Click here for more information.
Archives Closed Until After the Big Move
Beginning April 15, the Los Alamos Historical Museum Collection and Archives will move into a new purpose-built facility that is part of the Los Alamos Municipal Building. The archives are closed to researchers and donations at this time. We are asking that donors please hold on to items for us until after the move. Please contact Archivist Rebecca Collinsworth at if you have questions or need more information.
Take a Guided Tour of the Los Alamos Historic District
Docent guided tours of the Los Alamos Historic District are available this summer on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 11 a.m. The tour includes a visit inside the homestead-era Romero cabin, information on a nearby Ancestral Pueblo site, stories about the giants of 20th century physics, and how Bathtub Row got its name. Tickets are available at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop and are $10 for ages 18 and up, $5 ages 13-17, and free for children under 12 with a ticketed adult. For more information, call the Historical Museum at 505-662-4493 or click here.
"Voices of the Manhattan Project" Now Online
In the conjunction with the Atomic Heritage Foundation, the Los Alamos Historical Society is proud to announce a new website that will be a boon to researchers and students of World War II. Entitled "Voices of the Manhattan Project," the new website features video oral histories and transcripts from people who worked on the project at locations throughout the country. They tell stories of work on the project, life during World War II, and much more. The site was made possible by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Kerr Foundation, and the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust.
Just Crazy to Ski Raffle
The Los Alamos Historical Society has teamed up with Pajarito Mountain Ski Area for a raffle, featuring the publication Just Crazy to Ski: A Fifty Year History of Skiing at Los Alamos. For $10, raffle ticket buyers will receive the book and an opportunity to win a 2013-2014 season pass to the ski hill. Only 700 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held July 1, 2013. Tickets are available at the Museum Shop and at Historical Society events. All proceeds benefit the publishing venture of the Los Alamos Historical Society, Bathtub Row Press.
Travelling Exhibits Available to New Mexico Museums
The Los Alamos Historical Museum has four small travelling exhibits available to museums in New Mexico. The exhibits include information on Peggy Pond Church, the first lady of New Mexico poetry; the Las Conchas wildfire; William "Deak Parsons, New Mexico's own "atomic admiral"; and "Rider of the Pale Horse" about the development of the atomic bomb. Click here to find more information and how to rent the exhibits.