Gadgets Officially Opens For Business At Bradbury

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce celebrates the new location of the Bradbury Science Museum Assocation’s (BSMA) Gadgets Museum Shop Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting. The new location is in the Defense Gallery inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 1350 Central Ave. Roger Waterman, center, cuts the ribbon, while Museum Director Linda Deck, Kristin Henderson, Chamber Director and  BSMA President Ryn Herrmann, Gadget Manager Shari Foley, Kent Waterman and BSMA Vice President Bob Hull look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The new Gadgets Muesum Shop was made possible through the generous support of Kent, left, and Roger Waterman, in memory of their parent’s Robert and Alice Waterman. The Watermans moved to Los Alamos in 1947 when Robert was hired by the Atomic Energy Commission as a security guard. The couple became an integral part of the community and launched a business that moved, managed and built many area properties, including the Bradbury Science Museum. The brothers pose Thursday with a plaque honoring their parents inside Gadgets. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Bradbury Science Museum Director Linda Deck, left, listens as Kent Waterman gives a touching tribute to his parents. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
BSMA President and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann shows off some of the wares inside Gadgets. The proceeds from the museum shop support the efforts of the Bradbury Assocation to promote Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) activities in northern New Mexico. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Attendees listen to speakers inside Gadgets prior to the ribbon cutting. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
John Bartlit samples a piece of cake outside Gadgets after the ribbon cutting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Gadgets Manager Shari Foley inside Gadgets. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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