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Los Alamos Day at NM History Museum Saturday

on June 12, 2012 - 7:29am

On Saturday afternoon, June 16, the New Mexico History Museum and its Los Compadres del Palacio support group will host a visit to the Museum for all Los Alamos County residents.  

The event will begin at 1:30 p.m., with an informal reception at the Museum.

At  2:15 p.m., Los Alamos visitors are invited to participate in a tour of the St. Johns Bible exhibition led by Tom Leech, head of the Palace Press.

They can also visit other exhibits in the Museum, including those in the Palace of the Governors. Museum admission will be free 1-5 p.m. for Los Alamos visitors.

During the afternoon there will also be an opportunity to visit the Shop of the Rainbow Man across the street from the History Museum and where the original 109 E. Palace offices of the Manhattan Project were, including Dorothy McKibbin's office.

This visit will include some discussions with Los Alamos Historical Society members and others who have been researching the occupancy of these historic structures over the last three centuries. 

There will also be a separate "Atomic Walking Tour of Santa Fe" on the morning of June 16 for members of the Palace Guard, a membership group of the History Museum.  

This tour will be led by NMSU historian Dr. Jon Hunner, author of books on the development of Los Alamos and on J. Robert Oppenheimer.  

Membership in the Palace Guard is open to Museum of New Mexico Foundation members, with an annual fee of $100 for individuals or $150 for couples/families.  

For more information on the Palace Guard programs or to join, please call 982-6366, ext. 100, or go to www.museumfoundation.org/palace-guard.

For more information, contact the Los Alamos Historical Society at 662-6272 or historicalsociety@losalamoshistory.org.


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