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Los Alamos Historical Society

The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. We do this through the Los Alamos History Museum, the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives and Collection, publications through Bathtub Row Press, ownership and interpretation of historic buildings, educational programs such as our lecture series, and more.


Los Alamos History Museum Campus

Located at 1050 Bathtub Row
        9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekdays
        10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekends
        Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s
        Admission $5

Nestled in the heart of downtown, the Los Alamos History Museum presents the stories of Los Alamos from multiple perspectives via indoor and outdoor venues, historic buildings, artifacts, documents, photographs, audio and video recordings of personal stories, and interactive visitor experiences. The Museum Campus is ADA compatible.


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Los Alamos Historical Society Launched its First ebook.

Launched on Small Business Saturday, is the ebook version of The Secret Project Notebook by Carolyn Reeder. Beloved in print, this children's book tells the story of Fritz, the son of a Manhattan Project scientist, and is now available on your ereader!


Rare interview with Dorothy McKibbin now online!

The Atomic Heritage Foundation just released a never-before-heard interview with Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin on our "Voices of the Manhattan Project" website. As you know, McKibbin was the "Gatekeeper to Los Alamos" and the first reassuring face fatigued Manhattan Project recruits saw upon arriving in Santa Fe. In her interview, she discusses her first encounter with J. Robert Oppenheimer, which left her mesmerized by his delicate charm. She immediately knew she wanted to work for him.
You may also read their article about her interview and discover the chain of events that led to her career at 109 East Palace, in the heart of Santa Fe.


Historical Society Honors Its Legacy Society Members

On Saturday, June 21, the Los Alamos Historical Society honored members of its Legacy Society, those who have donated to the Society through their estate plan. Read more about it in this wonderful article from the Los Alamos Daily Post.