Historical Society and Los Alamos History Museum Seeking Local Volunteers and Ambassadors, Training Begins Feb. 24

News from the Historical Society:

With the start of the tourist season, the Historical Society and the Los Alamos Museum of History are looking for new volunteers and local ambassadors for various positions.

Education sessions focusing on the history of the community and the historic district will be offered from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Thursdays, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17 and March 24.

Everyone will meet each day in the lobby of Fuller Lodge and explore a specific era in history with a local expert.

The courses are free.

The training includes engaging talks about Los Alamos, covering the Ancestral Pueblo people, the farm on the Pajarito Plateau, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and post-war Los Alamos.

Emphasis is also placed on visitor engagement and customer service. The training is open to the public, registration is not required and anyone of school age and older is encouraged to attend. I

Anyone interested in learning more about the history of Los Alamos or becoming a history ambassador or volunteer, this training is for you!

The training sessions are part of the Historical Society’s Volunteer Certification Program, where volunteers are trained to serve as tour guides in the museum shop and historic Hans Bethe House or as guides for the period Romero Hut family.

Professors at the Los Alamos History Museum work four shifts a month; shifts typically last four hours. Duties include greeting and directing visitors, answering questions about the history of Los Alamos and the community, and making sales in the museum shop.

Hans Bethe House guides help visitors understand the community’s post-war history through the Harold Agnew Cold War Gallery.

Romero Cabin guides share the history of the community farm with visitors. Tour guides lead visitors on 1.5-hour tours that include a stop inside the farm-era Romero cabin, a visit to an Ancestral Pueblo site, and stories about the giants of the 20th century physics that roamed our streets during the Manhattan Project as well as post-war Los Alamos.

Volunteers are welcome for all positions.

For more information, visit www.losalamoshistory.org or call Todd Nickols, Volunteer Coordinator and Museum Store Manager, at 505.695.5250 or email [email protected]

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