We all enthusiastically agreed that it was a polished, well informed, and thoroughly enlightening presentation that set the tone for our visit. I have visited Los Alamos and Fuller Lodge many times over the past years, but your talk was a model that I wish could be emulated by all public historians.
—Dr. James Hopkins of Southern Methodist University, after a presentation
by a Los Alamos Historical Museum Educator
ommunity engagement defines the Los Alamos Historical Society as an organization worthy of protecting and promoting our regional and national history. With a collection built largely by community contributions, opportunities for education abound. Taking our history outside the walls of the museum allows us to provide hands-on activities to schools, help with field trips, offer summer activity programs, support civic organizations, set up temporary historic displays throughout the community, and create a “traveling museum” for community events.
As the largest historical society in the state of New Mexico, we enjoy widespread community support. With that support comes responsibility for programming, outreach, and activities that make historical resources available for those excited about their local history—children, teenagers, families, senior citizens, and partner organizations.
The Society is working with other cultural service providers to create a vibrant downtown in Los Alamos. Our mission requires that we serve a broad audience, and we must pledge to employ our outstanding resources in ways that enrich our community educationally, culturally, and economically.
The History is Here campaign will increase our capacity to communicate the stories of Los Alamos to expanding community, national, and international audiences.
Back to—History Is Here Overview Page.