Historical Society And Historic Preservation Advisory Board To Present At Lunch With A Leader


The monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader, presented by the League of Women Voters, will be at 11:45 a.m., Nov. 19 at Mesa Library. It will feature the Los Alamos Historical Society’s executive director, Liz Martineau and the Los Alamos Historic Preservation Advisory Board’s chair Leslie Linke.

Liz Martineau was born into a military family and believes that her early travels led to a life-long love of people, cultures, and lifelong learning. She has family in Kentucky, Indiana, and Kansas. She graduated from Kansas State University and has a Master’s degree in Instructional Leadership. She spent 15 years teaching school and then worked for Los Alamos National Laboratory as an Education Specialist for 12 years. Her passion for community led her to her current position as the Executive Director of Los Alamos Historical Society. On the weekends you might find her quilting, hiking, and camping.

Leslie Linke is very active at the Los Alamos History Museum (docent and tour guide).  Born and raised in Los Alamos, she spent 38 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, until she retired four years ago.  She always thought she had a pretty good grasp of the history of Los Alamos.  However, since becoming involved in the Board and the Museum, she has learned so much more about the unique and extraordinary history of Los Alamos and the Pajarito Plateau.  Our history is not just for our visitors; she encourages all residents of Los Alamos to visit the History Museum and take a tour of the Historic District.

Leslie plans to talk about the charter of the Historic Preservation Advisory Board and their recent projects as well as how their activities differ from the Historical Society.  Liz will be covering activities the Historical Society provides and how the two organizations do some work together.

If you would like to order a $10 lunch from the Co+op please email Karyl Ann Armbruster at  kaskacayman@gmail.com or call her at 231-8286 to get the extensive menu.  All lunches are $10 and are optional.  The order needs to be to her by November 16.