Become a Los Alamos History Tour Guide – Free Training Feb. 26

The Romero Cabin is one of the sites tour guides will show visitors. Courtesy/Voices of the Manhattan Project

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

With spring break for most school districts just a few short weeks away, the Los Alamos Historical Society is gearing up for tourist season by offering free training about the community’s history and historic district.

Training led by professional tour guide Georgia Strickfaden is 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 in the Nambè Room of Fuller Lodge. Registration for the training is not required.

Tours of the Los Alamos Historic District allow visitors to step inside the homestead-era Romero Cabin, visit an ancestral Pueblo site, hear about the giants of 20th century physics who walked the streets, and learn how Bathtub Row got its name.

The Los Alamos Historical Museum offers guided tours at 11 a.m. Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays during spring break season and from Memorial Day weekend through the end of Balloon Fiesta. Tours are $10 per person for those 18 and over, $5 for children 13-17 (free with high school or mid-school ID), and free for children 12 and under with a ticketed adult.

The Historical Museum is in need of volunteers to serve as tour guides as well as docents in the museum and docents at the homestead-era Romero Cabin. Museum docents work one to four shifts a month for four hours.

Tasks include greeting and orienting visitors, answering questions about Los Alamos history and the community, and making sales in the Museum Shop. Romero Cabin docents share about the community’s homestead history with visitors. Training is offered for all positions.

Mid-school and high school students are encouraged to consider volunteering to be walking tour guides and Romero Cabin docents on weekends and during the summer. A separate training will be held for students in May outside of school hours.

For more information, contact 505.662.6272 or historicalsociety@losalamoshistory.org.

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