Some of the team of volunteers who helped work on a new museum classroom in Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo
By JACOB THOMPSON
The Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum is pleased to announce work on a new Museum Classroom has begun.
The classroom will be in a space donated by the County, on the second floor of the west wing of Fuller Lodge. The Museum Classroom is a space for local students and children on field trips to experience hands-on lessons about our local history, as well as a space for educational programs for teens and adults. The Historical Society also plans to make the space available to other informal education groups in need of classroom space.
I am Jacob Thompson, former senior patrol leader of Boy Scouts Troop 22. I have been struggling to find my way to the top of the Boy Scout adventure: Eagle, one of the most revered ranks in Boy Scouts of America.
For my Eagle Scout project, I set up and organized the classroom space with furniture generously donated by the old White Rock Branch Library. The furniture included four large rows of shelves, a couple of chairs and other varieties of chairs and shelving.
The back corner of the classroom will serve as necessary storage for the Historical Society. I take pride in this project, as it will definitely benefit the community.
The classroom could be used for a wide variation of classes. Art classes and video classes could easily be done in this open type of environment.
Also, community lectures or other activities could be held without much technical trouble or effort. The Historical Society wishes to make a classroom that can strengthen the community as a whole.
There were three phases to this Eagle Scout project: organizing people to pull furniture into trucks to the classroom, organizing/moving classroom clutter, and finally moving the furniture to the classroom.
The development of the classroom will continue with the delivery of chairs and desks and finishing organization and decoration to make the classroom ready for students at the beginning of the Spring 2016 semester.
I am eager to see how the classroom helps the community and can only think of how it can help strengthen our community.
A summer art class meets in the classroom space before this project began. Courtesy photo
The donated shelves set up and stocked with books published by Bathtub Row Press, the publishing arm of the Historical Society. Courtesy photo