Los Alamos History Museum To Reopen

Los Alamos History Museum To Reopen

Los Alamos History Museum re-opening. Image courtesy of the Los Alamos History Museum.

On December 30, Los Alamos will celebrate the grand reopening of the Los Alamos History Museum. The opening event will feature Clifton Truman Daniel, the grandson of President Harry Truman, as a guest speaker.

The renovated and expanded museum campus includes the new Harold Agnew Cold War Gallery in the historic Hans Bethe House. The Gallery, named for the late Manhattan Project veteran and Los Alamos National Laboratory director Harold Agnew, will interpret Los Alamos’s history during the Cold War.

One of the Museum’s highlights will be the original gate from 109 East Palace Avenue in Santa Fe. Many Manhattan Project participants walked through this gate to meet the “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos,” Dorothy McKibbin, before heading up to “the Hill.” The renovated Museum will be a must-see for all visitors to Los Alamos.

For updates and video from the installation of the new exhibits, visit the Museum’s Facebook page. For more details on the reopening, see this press release.

[Image courtesy of the Los Alamos History Museum].