History On Tap Mar. 2: Los Alamos Ranch School

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On Monday, March 2, enjoy a coffee after work in a historic Bathtub Row living room! Join the Los Alamos Historical Society in the Hans Bethe House at 5:30 p.m. for History on Tap, featuring a discussion about the Los Alamos Ranch School and treats from Rose Chocolatier.

Sharon Snyder, biographer of Peggy Pond Church and scholar of the Los Alamos Ranch School, will lead a conversation about the unique boarding school that was here before the Manhattan Project. Explore maps to see what downtown Los Alamos looked like before the town was built, and learn about the men who ran the school and the young men who studied here. How does your schooling compare to an elite college prep school founded on outdoor living? Would you have enjoyed camping, fishing, and horseback riding as a student—and would you have put up with sleeping on a porch and wearing shorts year-round?

Rose Chocolatier will be setting up a pop-up shop with coffee, hot cocoa, lemonade, and a delicious selection of truffles and pastries.

The Hans Bethe House is at 1350 Bathtub Row. Please park in the lower Senior Center parking lot or at Central Park Square.

History on Tap is part of the On Tap Series presented by the Los Alamos Creative District. Each evening begins with an informal 10–15 minute presentation followed by a lively group discussion. Don’t miss the chance for treats and conversation in a historic Bathtub Row house.

More information about History on Tap and other Historical Society programs and events can be found at losalamoshistory.org and by following the Los Alamos History Museum on Facebook.