Lecture on social history at Bradbury

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The early social history of Los Alamos during Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Manhattan Project beginnings will be discussed during a talk by Jon Hunner at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday at the laboratory’s Bradbury Science Museum.

The talk is part of the lab’s 70th anniversary lecture series.

Hunner heads the Department of History at New Mexico State University and is responsible for administering the department and teaching U.S., New Mexico and public history courses.

Hunner will talk about the “instant city” that was created when Los Alamos was selected as one of the Manhattan Project sites in the 1940s, how Los Alamos quickly grew to accommodate scientists, researchers and their families, and military personnel, and how these individuals worked at a feverish pace to create the world’s first atomic bomb.

Hunner has received numerous awards for his work, including a Heritage Preservation Award from the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and a Best Anthology Award from New Mexico Book Awards for his book about former New Mexico Sen. Pete Domenici.

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