Skip and Hedy Dunn. Courtesy/LAHM
Did you know that you have your very own history museum? Executive Director Liz Martineau of the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum said that she believes they belong to the people of Los Alamos.
The popular destinations serve, through a combination of sources including:
- 47 percent from fundraising and donations;
- 25 percent from gift shop sales; and
- 28 percent from Los Alamos County.
This month residents can add to the portion of fundraising revenues by attending their 2019 Gala. The gala is Saturday, Sept. 21 historic Fuller Lodge. Your attendance allows the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum to share local history with the community and the world.
“I’m really excited about my first fundraiser,” Martineau said. “Not only is it for an important community cause, but it is a fun event with delicious food, dancing and conversation.”
Pig + Fig Café is catering and staff from the Blue Window Bistro is serving beverages at the gala. The festive fun also includes music for dancing provided by the Los Alamos Big Band, while non-dancers can peruse the silent and experience auctions.
The sponsors for the evening include: N3B, TRK Management, Kelly Myers of REMAX, New Mexico Bank and Trust, Central Park Square and Lou Santoro of State Farm.
Those unable to attend but want to support the work can consider a membership, donation or leaving a legacy to the Historical Society. Learn more at www.losalamoshistory.org.
Like many local non-profits, the work is done through the gracious giving of time from volunteers, who play significant roles, including docents, tour guides, fundraising, gift shop attendees and more.
“We have volunteers who are knowledgeable and dedicated to preserving our buildings, collecting and preserving significant artifacts, and sharing the stories of Los Alamos,” Martineau said. “We are a unique town, and our volunteers tell our story.”