Periodic Table: Preserving history with the Manhattan Project National Historical Park

How the team protects the past — and prepares for the future

October 5, 2022

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Monday, Oct. 17
Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op
163 Central Park Square, Los Alamos, NM
5:30-7 p.m.

When it comes to preserving the rich history of Los Alamos, it takes a village — a village of archaeologists, historians, architects and more, all with the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. 

On Monday, Oct. 17, hear from five of these preservationists about what it takes to carefully maintain park properties — and get a peek at what’s in store — in our next Periodic Table, at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op. It might get chilly outside, so bundle up and join us on the lawn.

  • Elliot Schultz is a historian of science at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is the lead cult­ural resource interpreter for the Los Alamos unit of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, merging his love of scientific history and the National Park Service with a passion for education and public outreach.
  • Jeremy Brunette is an archaeologist at LANL who focuses on the preservation of significant buildings, structures and objects, including those of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. He also has a great interest in Cold War era archaeology.
  • J.T. Stark is part of the Historic Buildings team at the Lab, with a primary concentration on the built environment of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park. This role brings together his experience with the National Park Service, his historic preservation skills and his captivation with World War II history.
  • Ali Livesay is an archaeologist with LANL who has skills and passion for public outreach, community archaeology and working with descendant communities. She supports the Manhattan Project National Historical Park by providing interpretation during tours and helping document its unique resources.
  • Cameron Townsend is a registered architect at the Lab with an interest in historical architecture, especially wartime development and postwar suburbia. Today, Townsend lends her expertise to the preservation, rehabilitation, and interpretation of the park buildings.