Ticket Sales Ending For Historical Society Gala

Scene from the 2014 Historical Society Gala at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo


Ticket sales will be ending very soon for the Historical Society Gala set for Saturday, Sept. 12. You won’t want to miss this exciting opportunity to celebrate 70 years since the end of WWII in the beautiful and historic Fuller Lodge.  can be purchased on line at http://www.losalamoshistory.org/gala_second_annual.htm.

The evening will at 6 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction. There will be a raffle to win a Five Course Dinner for Two on New Year’s Eve at the Blue Bistro and dancing to music by Craig Martin Experience.

After a special sneak preview of Dance Arts Los Alamos’ “Nutcracker on the Hill”, dinner catered by Blue Bistro will be served. A live auction will follow where guests will have an opportunity to bid on some outstanding experiences including:

  • A lovely fall ride around the Bandelier loop in a 100-year old Model T. Descend into Frijoles Canyon like the Abbots and Freys did in the early 20th century. A tour of the CCC buildings and a special picnic lunch are included.
  • Swing dance lessons with DALA during the Gala, participation in rehearsals for “Nutcracker on the Hill” and a small part in the show!
  • A night at the luxurious Buffalo Thunder Resort with breakfast and a round of golf for two.
  • Two Culture Passes allowing the bearer to see every state museum and monument in New Mexico over the course of a year.
  • Los Alamos housing tour with the guy who wrote the book! Join Craig Martin (author) and Georgia Strickfaden (Los Alamos Tour Guide Extraordinaire) for a visit to the historic neighborhoods of Los Alamos. Includes a signed copy of the new reprint of Craig’s book Quads, Shoeboxes, and Sunken Living Rooms.
  • Tour the Scottish Rite Temple rarely open to the public and attend a reception with the Cornerstones Community Partnerships’ Board of Directors.
  • Helicopter ride over the plateau
  • Join historians John Ruminer, author of 109 East Palace: A Microcosm of Santa Fe’s 400 Year History, and Sharon Snyder, publications director for the Los Alamos Historical Society, as they lead you and three friends on a tour of where Dorothy McKibben worked and enjoy lunch at the world-famous La Fonda with “Dorothy” (aka living history actress, Cheri Trottier) and share stories about Dorothy’s life and work.
  • Spend a day in NE NM and tour the Black Willow Historic District where Ashley Pond Jr. had his first ranch school in Shoemaker Canyon. Led by Historian Sharon Snyder and Professional Guide Georgia Strickfaden, you will learn about the threads of Peggy Pond Church’s life interwoven in this historic setting and how the Great Flood of 1904 affected not only the Pond family’s destiny but also very likely own! A stop at Ft Union and a picnic lunch complete your time travel into the last era of the Old West in NM.
  • The Golden Sledge Hammer! Be a part of the excitement of the Historical Museum by knocking out the first hole in the wall during the



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