Board, Staff And Volunteers Prepare Los Alamos Historical Museum Building For Upcoming Renovations

The big dumpster in the Fuller Lodge parking lot has been completely filled over the last two weeks with old exhibits, old shelves, and even old walls from the Los Alamos Historical Museum. Courtesy photo

Historical Society board members, staff and community volunteers turned out over the last two weeks to help clean out the Guest Cottage for renovations. Courtesy photo


A lot of activity is underway at the Los Alamos Historical Museum in downtown Los Alamos. Over the last two weeks, a “terrific” group of volunteers has helped clean out the Museum to prepare the building, also known as the Guest Cottage, for renovations. 

Renovations to the cottage and Fuller Lodge begin Feb. 8. Starting this summer, new exhibits will be installed, and the museum will “expand” up Bathtub Row to include new exhibits in the Hans Bethe House, as well.

In the meantime, the museum and shop are open in temporary space at 475 20th St., next to the Los Alamos Teen Center.

The former site of the Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop was cleaned out by volunteers. This room will become the museum’s changing exhibit room. Courtesy photo

This doorway is where the historic gate from 109 East Palace in Santa Fe used to be. The gate is safely stored in the Historical Society Archives and Collections Facility at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building while the Guest Cottage undergoes renovations. Courtesy photo