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Los Alamos Historical Society to offer tour guide training

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With spring break for most school districts just a few short weeks away, the Los Alamos Historical Society is gearing up for tourist season by offering free training about the community’s history and historic district.
Training will be 11 a.m. Feb. 26 in the Nambè Room of Fuller Lodge. It will be led by professional tour guide Georgia Strickfaden. Registration for the training is not required.
Tours of the Los Alamos Historic District allow visitors to step inside the homestead-era Romero Cabin, visit an Ancestral Pueblo site, hear about the giants of 20th century physics who walked the streets, and learn how Bathtub Row got its name.
The Los Alamos Historical Museum offers guided tours Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 11 a.m. during spring break season and from Memorial Day weekend through the end of Balloon Fiesta in October. Tours are $10 per person for those 18 and over, $5 for children 13-17 (free with high school or mid-school ID), and free for children 12 and under with a ticketed adult.
The Historical Museum is in need of volunteers to serve as tour guides as well as docents in the museum and docents at the homestead-era Romero Cabin. Museum docents work one to four shifts a month for four hours. Tasks include greeting and orienting visitors, answering questions about Los Alamos history and the community, and making sales in the Museum Shop.
Romero Cabin docents share about the community’s homestead history with visitors. Training is offered for all positions.
Mid-school and high school students are encouraged to consider volunteering to be walking tour guides and Romero Cabin docents on weekends and during the summer. A separate training will be held for students in May outside of school hours.
For more information, call the administrative office of the Los Alamos Historical Society at
662-6272, or email
historicalsociety@losalamoshistory.org.