HISTORY ON TAP

Dec 7

Total Duration: 90 min

Marlon Magdalena, the instructional coordinator for Jemez Historic Site, will be leading History on Tap on Dec 7 with a presentation on the traditional native flutes he makes and plays.

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Sept 14

Total Duration: 90 min

Tales of Early Manhattan Engineer District Los Alamos: Construction and the Albuquerque Engineer District

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Tales of Early Manhattan Engineer District Los Alamos: Construction and the Albuquerque Engineer District

by Gerry Strickfaden

Once the campus of the Los Alamos Ranch School was selected as the center for an army camp with an embedded physics lab, responsibility for construction was assigned to the Albuquerque District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This discussion will examine the possibility that the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) was unprepared to operate Site Y in April, 1943, when people began arriving after the initial phase of construction. The MED relied on the Albuquerque District, which also did not have the capability. M.M. Sundt Co., the construction contractor, had its contract extended, eventually, to the end of 1943, perhaps to support post operations. The Albuquerque District was then able to disentangle itself.
 

Gerry Strickfaden, a native of New Mexico, is retired from LASL/LANL and has developed an interest in Manhattan District history.

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December 7, 2020

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Native American Flutes Demonstration

There are many types of flutes that were developed by the indigenous people of America. The modern standardized flute known as the “Native American Flute” has caused some confusion about what a Native American Flute really is. This presentation will discuss the history, construction methods, and the different varieties of flutes that were made and used by many Native Americans tribes and nations.​

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