Los Alamos History Museum Offers Community Scavenger Hunts, Virtual Tour Of Romero Cabin Sept. 22

Homesteader Mattie Brook feeding a lamb in the early 1910s. Photo Courtesy Brown Collection, Los Alamos Historical Society Photo Archives.


Discover the history hidden in plain sight with new scavenger hunts from the Los Alamos History Museum! With versions available for teens and adults and for young learners and their families, these scavenger hunts are a great way to get outside, beat screen fatigue, and learn something new about some familiar locations. Visit www.losalamoshistory.org/scavengerhunts to print out a scavenger hunt or get started with the mobile version.

There are two different scavenger hunts available: the homesteading era hunt takes you 100 years into the past to discover what made the homestead farms of the Pajarito Plateau unique, and the Manhattan Project hunt lets you explore how our present is connected to a secret wartime past. Plan on a half hour to an hour for each scavenger hunt.

Caregivers who are homeschooling their children are invited to join the History Museum on a virtual field trip to the Romero Cabin. On Sept. 22 at 10 a.m., museum educator Aimee Slaughter will lead a thirty-minute tour of the cabin via Zoom, inviting students to imagine what life was like for farmers living here 100 years ago. Register for free at www.losalamoshistory.org/events.

The Los Alamos History Museum has adapted to reach teachers in their virtual classrooms. Local teachers can set their classes out on scavenger hunts with the support of pre- and post-hunt discussion questions provided in the teacher guide.Virtual field trips are also available, allowing classes—no matter where they are—to join the museum educator via video chat for a live guided tour of the Romero Cabin. Teachers can email educator@losalamoshistory.org to learn more. Teacher guides for the thematic scavenger hunts are also available for caregivers homeschooling their children.

These new educational opportunities were made possible by the members of the Los Alamos Historical Society and the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the New Mexico Humanities Council.

The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. More information about the Historical Society can be found at www.losalamoshistory.org. Stay up to date with the latest news from the Historical Society by following @LosAlamosHistory on Facebook and Instagram. Our members make all our work possible. Join us today at www.losalamoshistory.org/membership.