Los Alamos Historical Museum Move; Continuing Tours

HISTORICAL MUSEUM News:

In preparation for renovations beginning in January 2016, the Los Alamos Historical Museum has moved to its new temporary location at 475 20th St., next to the new Teen Center.

The Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. As part of the transition, the Museum Shop will be offering 20 percent off select items through Oct. 31.

The Museum also is continuing its guided walking tours into the winter months (weather permitting). Mondays at 11 a.m., docents will lead hour-long walking tours of the historic district, including an Ancestral Pueblo site, Bathtub Row, and stops inside Fuller Lodge and the Romero Cabin. Tours depart from the new temporary museum space, where tickets can be purchased.

The renovation plans for the historic Guest Cottage include upgrades to the infrastructure and changes to the existing exhibits. The County will be improving electrical systems, plumbing, heating, cooling, and creating more accessible entryways and pathways throughout the building. Museum Director Judith Stauber shares, “the renovation offers a unique opportunity for the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum to redesign the exhibits in the Guest Cottage and expand the museum campus.”

This exhibit design project will update the Guest Cottage, create innovative outdoor experiences, and introduce new Cold War exhibits in the Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Stauber explains, “our beloved historic structures will retain their intimate feel while exhibit content is enhanced and methods to engage visitors are improved. Throughout the museum campus, multiple voices and perspectives will communicate the importance of Los Alamos history.”
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