Christmas tree permits available at historical museum

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By Special to the Monitor

The Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, is selling Christmas tree permits again this year.


The permits are $10 and will be available during the museum’s regular hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Permits are available beginning Monday although tree cutting is not permitted until Friday.

While obtaining permits, visitors are invited to browse the Historical Museum Shop for a wide variety of unique holiday gift items, including science toys, gift baskets and stocking stuffers, such as space sand, glow-in-the-dark nail polish and an exclusive line of bookmarks that are unique to Los Alamos.

The shop also has signed copies of the new book by Anne Hillerman and Don Strel, “Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn,” which could  be a gift.

Other items of interest include the Historical Museum’s exclusive line of holiday cards that were created using archival photos of Los Alamos as well as winners of the historical society’s first annual winter photo contest. These include a snow-covered shot of Ashley Pond by Barbara Addessio and a snowy picture from the Anderson Overlook by Isaac Borrego.

Specialty soap, such as Jemez Mountain High, Sunflower and Coffee Mocha from One Love Soap Company, are for sale as stocking stuffers. 

For shoppers in need calendars, 2010 New Mexico and other scenic calendars are 10 percent off after Thanksgiving and 15 percent off after Dec. 15.

Members of the Los Alamos Historical Society receive a 10 percent discount and memberships are available in the Museum Shop.

The Los Alamos Historical Museum is located off the corner of Central Avenue and Bathtub Row, just north of Fuller Lodge. Admission is free and donations are welcome.