Los Alamos Historical Society Fêtes Bradbury Science Museum’s 60th Anniversary At Fuller Lodge

Bradbury Science Museum operations manager Jen Olsen, left, and director Linda Deck cut the celebratory cake. Photo Courtesy LANL


The Los Alamos Historical Society recently fêted the Bradbury Science Museum in honor of its 60th anniversary. The gathering was a smashing success. A large crowd of locals, friends and history buffs turned out for the event at Fuller Loges, hosted by the historical society’s executive director, Todd Nickols, and event maven Kristen Hollis. The crowd of attendees celebrated the museum by singing “Happy Birthday,” and enjoyed cake ceremoniously cut by the Bradbury’s director, Linda Deck, and operations manager Jen Olsen.

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Los Alamos Historical Society executive director Todd Nichols checks the cake at the recent 60th birthday celebration as the crowd filters in. Photo Courtesy LANL

If the sugar high wasn’t enough to hike the crowd’s spirits, beloved local musician Jan McDonald (“Mr. Mac”) played trumpet with Albuquerque’s jazzy Bert Dalton trio. Mr. Mac is one of the founders of the Los Alamos Big Band and Black Mesa Jazz Quintet and served as director of the Los Alamos High School band for 30 years. Olsen fondly recalls being one of the local students who performed in “Mr. Mac’s Magic Band,” the nickname for the school band. She played the flute.