Los Alamos Historical Society And Museum Seek Volunteers Who Are Interested In Los Alamos History


With tourist season in full swing, the Los Alamos Historical Society and Museum are seeking new volunteers for a variety of positions. A training session focusing on the community’s history and historic district will be offered from 4 p.m.to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, 2021. We will gather in the lobby of Fuller Lodge at 4 p.m. on each of the mentioned Thursdays.

The training includes engaging discussions on Los Alamos, covering the homestead era on the Pajarito Plateau, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and postwar Los Alamos. There is also an emphasis on visitor engagement and customer service throughout. Training is open to the public, registration is not required, and anyone high school age and up is encouraged to attend.

The training sessions are part of the Historical Society’s volunteer certification program, where volunteers are trained to serve in the Museum Shop and the historic Hans Bethe House, as tour guides, or as guides to the homestead-era Romero cabin.

Docents in the Los Alamos History Museum work four shifts a month; shifts are usually four hours. Tasks include greeting and orienting visitors, answering questions about Los Alamos history and the community, and making sales in the Museum Shop. Hans Bethe House docents help visitors understand the community’s post-war history through the Harold Agnew Cold War Gallery. Romero Cabin docents share the community’s homestead history with visitors. Tour guides lead visitors on 1.5-hour tours featuring a stop inside the homestead-era Romero Cabin, a visit to an Ancestral Pueblo site, and stories about the giants of 20th century physics who walked the streets during the Manhattan Project as well as postwar Los Alamos.

Volunteers are needed for all positions.

For more information, please call Volunteer Coordinator and Museum Shop Manager Todd Nickols at 505-695-5250 or e-mail museumshop@losalamoshistory.org.