Historical Society Hosts Fall Gala & Experience Auction

A formal dance at Fuller Lodge during the Manhattan Project era. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Join the Los Alamos Historical Society for an evening under the stars at historic Fuller Lodge at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5.

This special fundraising event, which is black-tie optional, will include an elaborate three-course dinner, the Society’s annual Experience Auction, and dancing to the music of the Los Alamos Big Band.

Tickets are $75 each, and many of the 120 available have already been sold. Only a few tickets remain for an exclusive pre-party wine and cheese reception, which begins at 5:30 p.m., at the Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row.

Tickets for both the gala and reception are $125. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet and speak with the first recepient of the annual Los Alamos History Award.

Tickets are available through the Historical Society’s website at www.losalamoshistory.org (click on the link to the gala on the right side of the screen) or by check to PO Box 43 in Los Alamos. Reservations must be made by Friday, Aug. 29.

For its major fundraiser every year, the Historical Society holds an “experience auction,” where cultural and historic experiences are sold to the highest bidder. Some of this year’s items include a historic tour of 109 East Palace Ave. a balloon ride, Gondola Club passes and a stay at the Embassy Suites Hotel during Balloon Fiesta, a tour of the Manhattan television series set (pending renewal for a second season) and the always-popular trip to Ashley Pond’s first ranch school near Watrous, N.M.

Art, jewelry and other items will be available through a silent auction as well. The only way to have an opportunity to win the auction items is to attend the gala.

For more information, call the administrative offices of the Los Alamos Historical Society at 505.662.6272.

The Los Alamos Historical Society, a private 501(c)3, manages the Los Alamos Historical Museum and the Historical Society Archives. The organization owns historic properties, such as the Romero Cabin and the Oppenheimer House. It publishes books on the history and natural history of our community, conducts educational programs for youth and adults, and otherwise promotes the history of our community. Attendance at the gala will support all of these programs.