Free Training Offered For Volunteers Interested In Los Alamos History

In conjunction with Los Alamos County and the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering a free class about Los Alamos history noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Fuller Lodge.
The training will encompass stories from the homestead era on the plateau, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and post-war Los Alamos, as well as include a tour of the Los Alamos historic district.
The class is free, but registration is required. Visit to register by e-mail or call 505.662.6272. Please include your full name and contact information in the registration.
In November, the Los Alamos Historical Society will begin a new training series for volunteers, anticipating the reopening of the Los Alamos History Museum in December.
Volunteers will be trained to serve in the Museum Shop and Ranch School Guest Cottage, in the Harold Agnew Cold War Gallery in the historic Hans Bethe House, in the homestead-era Romero Cabin, or as tour guides. More information on how to become a fully certified History Museum volunteer will be available at a Wednesday, Nov. 2 kick-off luncheon.
Volunteer shifts are four hours long, and museum docents work one to four shifts a month. Tasks can include greeting and orienting visitors, answering questions about Los Alamos history and the community, and making sales in the Museum Shop. In our new venue, the Hans Bethe House, docents will also have four-hour shifts from one to four times a month and will help visitors understand the community’s post-war history.
Romero Cabin docents are needed to share the community’s homestead history with visitors. Tour guides will lead visitors on an hour-long tour featuring a stop inside the homestead-era Romero Cabin, a visit to the Ancestral Pueblo site, and stories about the giants of 20th century physics who walked the streets during the Manhattan Project as well as post-war Los Alamos.
Volunteers are needed for all positions.
For more information, please call the administrative office of the Los Alamos Historical Society at 505.662.6272 or e-mail