Scenes From Golden Sledgehammer Event

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard in hard hat with sledgehammer in hand last Friday, takes a few wacks at a new doorway design for the renovations underway at the Los Alamos History MuseumPhoto by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard helps with renovations of the Los Alamos History MuseumPhoto by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

At Friday’s golden sledgehammer event, from left, Historical Society Board President Michael Wheeler, Eric Vasquez, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board Chair Mark Rayburn, Museum Director Judith Stauber and Board Members Michael Redondo and Wendy Hoffman. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

At the Los Alamos Historical Society 2015 Fall Gala, Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard won an auction item for a Golden Sledgehammer opportunity to participate in the Historical Museum renovation.

Last Friday morning, Garcia Richard donned a hard hat and picked up the sledgehammer at the Historical Museum to help the renovation along.

The renovation includes upgrading the Los Alamos Ranch School Guest Cottage that currently houses the Historical Museum, improving electrical systems, plumbing, heating, cooling and creating more accessible entryways and pathways throughout the building.

Museum Director Judith Stauber said, “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.

During the renovation, the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum is located in the community building on 20th Street.

History Museum Hours of Operation
    •  Monday thru Friday
            10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    •  Saturday and Sunday
            11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Los Alamos Historical Society Museum. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
County Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust, left, leads a tour of the museum and talks a bit about the basics of the renovations and the present state of the building. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
County Project Manager Wayne Kohlrust during Friday’s tour of the museum. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
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