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The Los Alamos History Museum will have an exhibit opening in conjunction with two book signings.
The exhibit, “Edith and Tilano: Bridges Between Two Worlds,” will be in the museum’s rotating exhibit space through the end of May.
Patricia Klaus will be signing her book “An Atomic Love Story,” and Roseanne Roberts Archuletta will be signing her book “Women Marked for History.” The public is invited for an evening celebrating women’s contributions to history.
The event is from 4-6 p.m. April 1 at the Los Alamos History Museum.
At the place where the river makes a noise, Edith Warner and Tilano Montoya made a simple home beside Otowi Bridge, a home between centuries-old San Ildefonso Pueblo and the Pajarito Plateau with its homesteaders and the Los Alamos Ranch School and later the Manhattan Project.
Warner and Montoya could never have expected to find world-famous people coming to their door, but when Warner was asked by J. Robert Oppenheimer to serve dinners to his scientists as a respite from their tense undertaking, that is exactly what happened. Otowi became a bridge between two worlds.
Readers can experience their story through historic photos, artifacts, and Warner’s original letters and writings in “Edith and Tilano: Bridges Between Two Worlds.”
“Women Marked for History,” by husband and wife team Phil Archuletta and Roseanne Roberts Archuletta, is a culmination of four years of exploration into the lives of women who contributed to the communities of New Mexico. These women excelled in many fields, including community and government, education, military, business, healing arts and medicine, entertainment, cultural preservation and the arts.
Roseanne Roberts Archuletta came to New Mexico for the first time in March 2003. She holds a masters degree from Naropa University and a bachelors from Pennsylvania State University. She lectures nationally on topics related to professional and personal development.
Set against a backdrop of war, a scientific achievement that changed the course of modern history and Joe McCarthy’s Communist witch hunt, “An Atomic Love Story: The Extraordinary Women in Robert Oppenheimer’s Life,” explores the never-before told true story of how Oppenheimer lived and loved and the significant impact these women had on his life, career and legacy.
More information can be found at the book’s website, atomiclovestory.com.
Both books are available for purchase, tax free, at the museum shop.
For more information, call 662-6272 or visit losalamoshistory.org.