Cherie Trottier Is New President Of Los Alamos Historical Society Board

Cherie Trottier/Courtesy photo


Cherie Trottier has assumed the presidency of Los Alamos Historical Society’s (LAHS) Board of Directors effective July 1. She succeeds Roger Waterman, who will remain on the board’s executive committee as Immediate Past President.

Trottier, a retired educator, long-term society volunteer, and board member, says leading the organization brings to mind an iconic figure in Los Alamos history. 

“When I re-enact Dorothy McKibbin for the historical society,” Trottier commented, “I share one of her quotes: ‘Our activities were like a kaleidoscope – always changing, and by Jove, we did it.’”

In addition to resuming full museum and education operations with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, LAHS is renovating the Oppenheimer House as a community focal point, something totally unique to Los Alamos. To learn more about this major effort, please visit

Trottier says involvement in such projects as the Oppenheimer House brings McKibbin’s sentiments into clear focus. “The Historical Society is ever changing—coming out of the pandemic shutdown, taking responsibility for the restoration of the Oppenheimer House, and improving our organizational systems. To manage this ‘kaleidoscope,’” she adds she is “blessed to have a knowledgeable board of directors and talented staff to work on these many facets. We appreciate the community support as we move forward on these projects, and we will get them done, by Jove!”

Other officers joining Trottier for FY22 are Christine Hipp, vice president; Ron Wilkins, treasurer; and Wendy Hoffman, secretary. Newly chosen board members are Hipp, Paul Bombardt, Leslie Linke, and Steve Greene.

For information about becoming a member, donating, or volunteering with this dynamic organization, please peruse the LAHS website,