Scenes From Ribbon Cutting For New Exhibit ‘Opening Doors: The Oppenheimer House Past And Future’

Los Alamos Historical Society Board President Cheri Trottier cuts the ribbon this afternoon on the new exhibit ‘Opening Doors: The Oppenheimer House Past and Future’ that opened today in the Museum Guest Cottage. This exhibit outlines the history of Master’s Cottage #2, AKA the Oppenheimer House. It also asks for feedback from the public about opening the home. The Historical Society welcomes public input as this project moves forward. Those gathered for today’s ceremony include Los Alamos County Council Chair Randell Ryti, Councilor Denise Derkacs, Historical Society Board member Wendy Hoffman, Historical Society Executive Director Elizabeth Martineau, Bathtub Row Press Director Sharon Snyder, Archivist Rebecca Collinsworth, Curator Don Cavness, Registrar Stephanie Yeamans, Museum Shop Manager Todd Nickols, Museum Educator Aimee Slaughter and others. Guests toasted the festive occasion with J. Robert Oppenheimer martini glasses filled with refreshing cold water. Photo by John McHale/

Historical Society Board President Cheri Trottier, center, shares historical facts. Photo by John McHale/

At today’s event from left, Los Alamos History Museum Curator Don Cavness, Councilor Denise Derkacs, Council Chair Randell Ryti and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Photo by John McHale/