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New staff joins the Manhattan Project National Historical Park tours team

Please join us in welcoming Jonathan Creel.
February 28, 2020
Jonathan Creel

Jonathan Creel.

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Tours of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP), Los Alamos sites, kicked off with a pilot tour in May of 2018. Following this successful pilot, four official public tours took place the following July and introduced almost a hundred tour guests to these historical sites located “behind the fence” at Los Alamos. Fast forward to 2020 and we’ve now run eighteen public tours that brought over six-hundred guests onto Lab property. These hugely popular tours offered visitors a view into 1940’s work at Los Alamos at locations that are synonymous with the Manhattan Project: the Slotin Building, Pond Cabin, and a battleship bunker used to protect equipment and staff during explosives testing. Given the public’s ongoing interest in these sites and the world-changing science that happened at them, we anticipate the public’s interest will continue to grow. 

To coordinate all the public aspects of these tours and facilitate site interpretation on these and other other MPNHP sites here at Los Alamos, the Bradbury Science Museum, in collaboration with the Lab’s Environmental Protection and Compliance Group, is happy to announce the addition of Jonathan Creel to the Community Programs Office in support of the MPNHP. 

Jonathan has a M.A. in Public History and a B.A. in History from the University of West Florida as well as over a decade of experience in the field of interpretation. He completed his master’s practicum at Yellowstone National Park and served as a park ranger for the National Park Service in Yellowstone, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and at Grand Canyon National Park. For the last six years, he was Director of Interpretation at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center in Los Alamos. Jonathan is excited to help further LANL’s mission by sharing the remarkable stories of the Manhattan Project with people from across the world.

For more information on the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) tours at Los Alamos, please see the Bradbury Science Museum’s MPNHP webpage.