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Albuquerque Museum of Art and History [Historic Photos]
The museum offers exhibits focused on the history of
Albuquerque, and holds a collection of art by local and regional
2000 Mountain Road NW
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center [19
Pueblosi of NM]
history and native artifacts are featured in the exhibits.
An extensive photo collection depicts Pueblo Indian life between
1880 and 1910. The
Pueblo Archives and Research Library contains many photos,
and documents related to Pueblo Indian studies. Located at
2401 12th Street NW in Albuquerque, NM.
Museum of Turquoise
Visitors will learn
about turquoise, the mines and it's rich history. Located
at the NW corner of Central Ave NW and Rio Grande Blvd near Old
Town in Albuquerque, NM.
Museum of Nuclear Science & History
The National Museum
of Nuclear Science & History is an intriguing place to learn the
story of the Atomic Age, from early conception, the Manhattan
Project and the Cold War, to today's peaceful uses of nuclear
technology. Permanent displays and changing special
exhibits highlight the past, present, and future of all that is
nuclear science and history. Tours of the Trinity Site at White Sands
Missile Range (where the first atomic bomb was exploded) are
available here. Located at 601 Eubank SE in
Hispanic Cultural Center
National Monument [History
treasure contains over 20,000
petroglyphs (hand carved images) created by Pueblo Indians,
their ancestors and Spanish settlers. These petroglyphs
are scattered along a 17 mile escarpment. Archaeologists
have dated some of the petroglyphs as far back as 2000 BC.
Start your visit at the
Las Imagenes Visitor Center located on the NW side of
Albuquerque, NM at the junction of Unser Boulevard and Western
Acoma Pueblo Museum
Devoted to the history of Acoma and the Acoma
people. Located at NM23, 12 miles SW of I-40 in Acoma
|De Baca County
Billy The Kid Museum [Photos
The museum features
artifacts and exhibits about Billy the Kid along with a firearms
exhibit and antique automobiles. Located at 1601 E. Sumner
Avenue in Fort Sumner, NM.
Bosque Redondo Monument & Museum
The museum is focused
on the Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation and the tragic fate of
the Navajo and Mescalero Apache people who were held captive at
Fort Sumner from 1863-1868. Many died and those who
survived were forced to travel to a reservation over 450 miles
away in the winter months. This event in history is known
by the Navajo people as the "Long Walk". Located 3 miles
east of the village of Fort Sumner on Highway 60/84.
|Dona Ana County
Bicentennial Log Cabin Museum
This 1870s log cabin which
was moved to Las Cruces for a bicentennial celebration is open to the public
during Heritage Days. The Bicentennial Log Cabin has been moved
to the Pioneer
Store Museum in Chloride, NM.
Branigan Cultural Center
Devoted to the
history of the Las Cruces area of New Mexico, the museum is
housed in a Great Depression era building at 500 Water Street in
Las Cruces, NM.
Museum/ Museo Casasola
The US-Mexico Border History
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF REALITY: CIEN AÑOS DE REALIDAD by
The Casasola Museum features a Collective
Exhibition (with more than 600 photojournalists of four
Selection of 120 photos with frames and slide show with
another 500 hundred images.
General archives: More than100,000 images, cartoons, maps,
documentaries and more.
This exhibition is composed of 100,000 images of our
iconographic collections of four types:
1.- Images that are part of the Casasola Museum's private
2.- Images from the special collection of the Casasola Found
3.- Images from the archives of the Mexiamerica/Casa de las
Americas special private collection.
4.- Images from the collective collection of 50 border
Located at 2251 Calle de Santiago in Old Misilla, NM.
Fort Selden State Monument
Las Cruces Railroad Museum
is housed in the historic Santa Fe Depot at 351 N. Messilla
Street in Las Cruces, NM.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science
Focused on the
natural history of New Mexico and the Chihuahuan Desert.
700 South Telshor Blvd. #1608, Las Cruces, NM.
New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum [History]
3000 year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico, the
interactive museum covers 47 acres. Located at 4100
Dripping Springs Road in Las Cruces, NM.
New Mexico State University Museum
Old Mesilla Historic Site
If you are in the
Las Cruces / El Paso area, this is a must see site. Billy
the Kid was tried and sentenced to hang here. There are
numerous historic buildings . It is a lovely place
offering hospitality, good shops and restaurants.
Silver City Museum
The museum is housed in the 1881 H. B. Ailman
House and is focused on the preservation, research and
interpretation of the history of SW New Mexico.
Collections include over 15,000 photographs, Native American
artifacts, and items related to the history of the area.
The museum offers a
Local History Research Library which is open during museum
hours. Located at 312 W. Broadway in Downtown Silver City,
Hubbard Museum of The American West
Lincoln State Monument
Smokey Bear Historical Park
|Los Alamos County
features the Los Alamos National Laboratory exhibit where
visitors will learn about the development of the first atomic
bomb and it's impact on America's defense system. Located
at the corner of 15th and Central in Los Alamos, NM.
Los Alamos Historical Museum
Alamos History] [Archives]
The museum is housed
in the guest cottage of the
Los Alamos Ranch School and features exhibits related to the
history of Los Alamos along with an archives of photos and
documents. 1921 Juniper Street, Los Alamos, NM.
Pancho Villa State Park
The park features
an exhibit hall where the history of Camp Furlong is related and
the story of the 1910 Mexican Revolution is told. Located
in the village of Columbus, NM.
Tularosa Basin Historical Museum
[Historic Homes Tour] [History]
Tucumcari Historical Museum
Housed inside a 1903 schoolhouse, the museum
features 3 floors of artifacts and memorabilia related to the
history of Tucumcari and the surrounding area. Located at
416 South Adams in Tucumcari, NM.
Blackwater Draw Museum [History]
The Blackwater Draw site is one of the most
important archaeological sites in the United States due to
evidence of Columbian mammoth, saber tooth cat, dire wolf and
other early animals along with early humans, who roamed this
area over 13,000 years ago. The museum displays and
interprets artifacts found at the site. The site has been
declared a National Historic Landmark. Located at 508
Highway 467 about eight miles north of Portales, NM.
Oasis State Park
Shifting sand dunes, a small lake and
cottonwood trees make up this wildlife habitat. Known as a
good place for bird watching.
Location: 1891 Oasis Road in
|San Juan County
The museum is devoted to the history of
Farmington, New Mexico. Featured exhibits are related to
the Navajo Indians and the oil industry in Farmington. The
newest exhibit is the Three Waters Trading Post, a replica of a
1930s trading post. 3041 E. Main Street in Farmington, NM.
Ruins Museum, Library, and Research Center
The 11th century
ruins feature a Chacoan great house, a 19th century homestead
and replicas of a sweatlodge, hogan, tipi / pithouse.
Ancient artifacts and exhibits are on display. Researchers
will find a
library specializing in the archaeology and history of the
American Southwest. Located at 6131 Highway 64 in
|San Miguel County
Vegas City Museum and Rough Riders Collection
The museum exhibits
are focused on the development of Las Vegas, New Mexico and the
part played by the Santa Fe Trail. A large collection of
artifacts, documents and photos from the Rough Riders, is housed
in the museum. Located at 727 Grand Avenue, Las Vegas, NM.
Casa San Ysidro [History] [Virtual Tour]
Coronado State Monument
Named for Francisco
Vasquez de Coronado, start your visit at the visitors center
where you can learn about the Pueblo of Kuaua, then tour the
Pueblo ruins. 185 Kuaua Road in Bernalillo, NM.
Jemez State Monument
Step back into a
fascinating past when you visit the ruins of a 500 year old
Indian village and the San Jose de los Jemez church dated 1610.
Located on State Highway 4 about 43 miles north of Bernalillo.
Jemez - Walatoa Visitor Center
[History of Jemez Pueblo]
Visit the Pueblo of
Jemez to learn about the Towa culture and traditions. The
Pueblo of Jemez is one of only 19 remaining pueblos of New
Mexico. Located at 7413 Hwy 4, Jemez Pueblo, NM.
|Santa Fe County
El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Walk into the past
at the "Ranch of the Swallows". The living history museum
is dated from the early 1700s and was an important stop on the
famous Camino Real with over 200 acres of original colonial
buildings. Villagers clothed in period dress bring the
village to life. See
directions to the museum which is located 15 miles south of
Museum of New Mexico
There are actually
four museums attributes to the Museum of New Mexico. All
are located on
on Camino Lejo in Santa Fe, NM.
of Spanish Colonial Art is housed in a historical
building designed by John Gaw Meem and features a collection of
the Spanish Colonial world art.
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
is a repository of Native art and culture, telling the stories
of the people of the Southwest.
Museum of International Folk Art is known as the world's
largest collection of folk art, containing more than 135,000
4. Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
features both contemporary and historic Native American art and
includes shows by Native American artists and photographers.
Old Coal Mine Museum
Located on the
Turquoise Trail (Highway 14) in Madrid, NM, the museum is
focused on the history of the coal mining industry in Madrid,
NM. This small mining community became a ghost town in
Palace of The Governors [Collections]
The adobe building was
built in the early 17th century as the seat of government for
Spain. It is the oldest continuous occupied public
building in the United States. Considered an American Treasure, today it is a
museum with docent guides chronicling the history of Santa Fe,
New Mexico and the surrounding region. Located at 105 W.
Palace Avenue in Santa Fe, NM.
El Camino Real Heritage Center
of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro]
Telling the story of
the first European settlements of North America and the "Royal
Road" which was the international trail of commerce linking
Spain, Mexico and the United States. Today's Interstate
Hwy 25 parallels the historic Camino Real. Located 30 miles
south of Socorro, NM.
Taos County History Timeline
Blumenschein Home and Museum
Kit Carson Home and Museum
Containing a portion
of the original home of Kit Carson, the museum offers artifacts
and exhibits related to the history of Kit Carson and frontier
life in Taos, New Mexico. Located on Kit Carson Road 1/2
block from Taos Plaza in Taos, NM.
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