“Throughout the repopulation of the town, one question was asked repeatedly: How can I help?”
Have you found it helpful to assist others going through tough times similar to what you have experienced?
The VTF started a fire ecology lesson at Mountain Elementary School, and soon brought it to all Los Alamos schools. The lesson expanded to reach more than 6,000 students across northern New Mexico and became a national model. The VTF also visited communities recovering from wildfires in Colorado, California, and Arizona. Hearing the perspectives of other wildfire survivors helped people in Los Alamos after Cerro Grande, and the VTF was eager to offer this same assistance to others.
Header photo by Vint Miller, courtesy Los Alamos County.
Were you here for the Cerro Grande Fire? Click here to share your story with us and to read stories of resilience from friends and neighbors.
When the Los Alamos History Museum reopens, join us in the Guest Cottage to see Resilience and Regrowth in person. The museum exhibit has the space to share even more photographs, artifacts, and personal stories.
Thank you for your donations that made this exhibit possible!
Nancy and John Bartlit
Stephen A. Becker
Brent and Robyn Collom
John S. Hendricks
Hans and Ryn Hermann
Linda and Bob Hill
Mary Pat Kraemer
Robert C. Moore
Ben and Ruth Neal
Deborah and Rick Reiss
John and Kit Ruminer
Santa Fe New Mexican
Georgia and Gerry Strickfaden
Cherie and Andy Trottier
Roger Waterman and Emily McGay
In creating this online exhibit, the Los Alamos Historical Society is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.