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Scenes From Opening Of Test Tube Community Exhibit At Los Alamos History Museum Friday

on September 7, 2019 - 6:57am

Los Alamos Historical Society Board Member Cherie Trottier, left, and Historical Society Educator Aimee Slaughter serve up root beer floats and chocolate cokes Friday afternoon in honor of the popular beverages served at Pierotti’s Soda Bar and other establishments during the Cold War era. The sweet treats were part of the opening reception of the museum's temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos. The exhibit, which is sponsored by Enterprise Bank and Trust, explores social life in Los Alamos during a period when the town was striving to create a community out of what had been a muddy, hastily-built army base. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Councilor Randall Ryti enjoys his root beer float during the opening of  Test Tube Community. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, John Ruminer of the Los Alamos Historical Society, Historical Society Executive Director Liz Martineau and past board president Danny Erickson check out the new temporary exhibit at the History Museum. The exibit features family photographs, interviews and artifacts ranging from an AEC tenant’s handbook to the soda fountain taps from Pierotti’s Soda Bar. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey checks out the soda fountain taps from Pierotti's Soda Bar. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the opening reception of the museum's temporary exhibit, Test Tube Community: Constructing Normalcy in Cold War Los Alamos. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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