Historian Heather McClenahan is slated to present a presentation on Girls of the Manhattan Challenge in celebration of Girls’s Historical past Month. Courtesy picture
LOS ALAMOS HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWS
Be a part of the Los Alamos Historic Society and the Los Alamos Inventive District for Historical past on Faucet on-line on Monday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. Celebrating Girls’s Historical past Month, historian Heather McClenahan will introduce us to tales of girls who lived and labored right here in Los Alamos through the Manhattan Challenge.
Historical past on Faucet is free, and you may register to attend through Zoom right here: www.losalamoshistory.org/occasions.
You could typically hear the criticism: “They by no means inform us that within the historical past books!” Really, “they” do. You simply have to seek out the best historical past books! From their roles as scientists, technicians, phone operators, truck drivers, wives, moms, and extra, girls performed important roles in Los Alamos through the Manhattan Challenge. A regular highschool historical past e-book might not inform the tales, however memoirs, biographies, books centered on girls’s historical past, and a little bit of old school digging in archives for oral historical past interviews and newspaper articles reveal a whole lot of those tales. We’ll delve into a number of the tales which might be highly effective, heartwarming, and stunning throughout Historical past on Faucet for March, Girls’s Historical past Month. Carry questions and tales of your personal!
Heather McClenahan, a author and historian, retired from the chief director place of the Los Alamos Historic Society in 2019 with the intention of touring the world along with her husband. Halted of their travels by COVID-19, they’ve settled in a house base in Las Cruces, the place Heather continues to review historical past and work sporadically on a e-book about Los Alamos historical past in between mountaineering, fowl watching, and consuming inexperienced chile.
Historical past on Faucet is a part of the On Faucet collection offered by the Los Alamos Inventive District. Every night begins with a brief, casual presentation adopted by a vigorous group dialogue. Study extra at https://www.creativelosalamos.com.
The Los Alamos Historic Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the exceptional historical past and galvanizing tales of Los Alamos and its individuals for our group, for the worldwide viewers, and for future generations. Extra details about the Historic Society could be discovered at www.losalamoshistory.org. Keep updated with the most recent information from the Historic Society by following @LosAlamosHistory on Fb and Instagram.