Archives Closed Until After the Big Move — Really!
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.
"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 other Historical Society events such as WinterFest and our upcoming lectures. 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.