Make a contribution to help restore the Oppenheimer house for opening in 2022.

Your contribution will help the Los Alamos museum to add an amazing feature to its tours.

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We are fundraising on Giving Tuesday to open the Oppenheimer House in the fall of 2022.

The Bathtub Row house that was the home of J. Robert Oppenheimer and his family while he served as director of the Manhattan Project in the 1940s has been given to the Los Alamos Historical Society. Plans are underway to add historical interpretation and include the home in museum tours, with occasional use for special events. The charming living room where the Oppenheimers entertained guests will be an especially great addition to the museum.

The subsequent owners of the house completed upgrades through the years while respecting the historical nature of the home. Nonetheless, we have a list of repairs and renovations to complete in order to prepare the house for the public.

We are seeking a boost in our Oppenheimer House Rehabilitation Plan fundraising efforts on Giving Tuesday, November 30. Phase 1 repair assessments include asbestos removal, surveys and groundwork, foundational structural work, interior repairs, lead paint remediation, drawing for building permits, and electrical, heating, and plumbing upgrades.

Please consider making a contribution to help us complete Phase 1 improvements, which totals more than $600,000, to open the Oppenheimer House to the public next fall. CLICK HERE for a detailed plan and the total expenses for this renovation. Scroll down on our project page to see a 360-degree video of the living room. We have set a funding goal for Giving Tuesday and hope you will help us reach it.

Please click the Donate button above.

Additionally, if you would prefer, you may mail a check to Los Alamos Historical Society, P.O. Box 43, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Please note the contribution is for the Oppenheimer House Renovation Fund/Giving Tuesday effort. If you would rather, you may also deliver a check to us at the museum at any time. Thank you for joining us in this important effort!

Our mission: The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes, and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations.

(Also you may have noticed the Start Fundraising button next to the donate button. If you would like to join our Peer-to-Peer team and seek donations from friends and peers, please feel free to click that button and set up your own page. Once you complete the set up it takes a little while for us to send you a link. We are very happy to have other community members join us in this effort. Thank you.)


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