Ancestral Pueblo Era
Thursday, 4 p.m. Tour of the Ancestral Pueblo Site
Presenter: Chris Judson
Chris began her career at Bandelier in 1976. She worked at the Visitor Center, guiding visitors, giving talks, guiding tours, and speaking with schools. She spent 42 with Bandelier which gave her time to get acquainted with many aspects of the national park and the surrounding area, including ancestral and present day Pueblo people. Now She volunteers at Bandelier, the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the Fuller Lodge Art Center, and the Los Alamos Historical Society.
Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau
Thursday, 4 p.m. Tour of the Homesteading era
Presenter: Judy Machen
Judy worked at LANL for many years, serving as a writer/editor, exhibit developer at the Laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum, and as a historian with the Lab’s Cultural Resources group. For that group she wrote the history of SM-43, the Laboratory’s Administrative Building (1956–2006); other historic Lab sites; and the book Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, 1887–1942, with co-authors Ellen McGehee and Dorothy Hoard.
The Los Alamos Ranch School
Thursday, 4 p.m. Tour of the Los Alamos Ranch School era
Presenter: Sharon Snyder
Sharon first became interested in the Los Alamos Ranch School when she was a junior in high school and wrote a feature article about it for The Lookout, the school newspaper. Her interest increased as she researched the life of Peggy Pond Church and wrote her biography — At Home on the Slopes of Mountains. Since then, Sharon has never stopped researching the school, the masters, and the boys who came here as students and the lives they led after the ranch school experience.
Thursday, 4 p.m. The Manhattan Project
Tour of the Manhattan Project
Presenter: John Ruminer
John is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Historic Properties Committee. He grew up in Los Alamos and has a deep appreciation for the history of our community. Since retiring as an engineer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, he has served as a museum docent, a tour guide, and is a published author who has lectured on the history of New Mexico.