Atomic Histories

Remembering New Mexico’s Nuclear Past

Jun 3, 2018 through May 27, 2019

The Atomic Histories exhibit explores the most famous events, sometimes little known stories, and inventions born here which impact our lives, and helps to recognize the remarkable contributions of thousands of people involved in writing New Mexico’s Atomic Histories for the last 75 years. 

Curated by Melanie LaBorwit, Educator with the New Mexico History Museum/Palace of the Governors.

Photo courtesy of the Los Alamos Historical Society Archives 

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The Meeting Installation, by Meridel Rubenstein.

Without a badge from the office at 109 East Palace, Santa Fe, no one was admitted inside the gates of the Manhattan Project. Military guards were on duty at all hours. PHOTOGRAPH CREDIT: Los Alamos Historical Society Archive.

Trinity Test at .044 seconds, taken with Berlyn Brixner’s high speed camera, which will be on display at the museum. Photo : Los Alamos National Laboratory Archives. Camera loan from Bradbury Science Museum, Los Alamos National Laboratories.

Oppenheimer’s Chair, by Meridel Rubenstein. Photo Courtesy: New Mexico History Museum

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