‘Bridge to the Atomic Age: From Los Alamos To San Ildefonso To The House At Otowi Bridge’ – July 15 At Fuller Lodge

Ellen Bradbury-Reid is one of the speakers expected to participate in the July 15 event at Fuller Lodge. Courtesy photo


On Saturday, July 15 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, the Los Alamos Historical Society is proud to welcome back the producers and the writer of the film project, “The House at Otowi Bridge”- the story of Edith Warner and the building of the Atom Bomb. You will hear the unique experience everyone had during that time, from scientists and historians from both the Los Alamos and San Ildefonso Pueblo communities, as well as local legend, Ellen Bradbury-Reid who grew up in Los Alamos. They will discuss life in New Mexico before, during and after the Manhattan Project and how it affected everyone who lived here during that time, and how an ordinary woman, Edith Warner, impacted the most extraordinary event of our time – the building of the first atomic bomb.

There will be time for questions and comments from the audience. Please arrive early. No tickets are necessary for the free event that sold out last year.

“It was a terrible irony that brought the makers of bombs to the quiet Otowi crossing. But Edith Warner stands in the history of those desperate times as a kind of rainbow, a sign that war and bombs are not all that men and women are capable of building,” said Phillip Morrison, a scientist at Los Alamos.

The program will also be presented from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday July 14 at the Lumpkins Ballroom at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe. The event is free and no tickets are necessary.