At the Museum
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Centennial Museum — University at Wiggins, UTEP. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4:30 Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 747-6667 or museum.utep.edu.
Showing Sept. 14-Jan. 4: “Rations, Rights and Rivets: Experiencing
World War II in El Paso.” Opening reception is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14.
Permanent exhibits on the third floor focus on the history of the Chihuahuan Desert. The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens on the museum grounds have more than 800 species of plants native to the region.
The Lhakhang Cultural Exhibit is open to the public for viewing 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. the first Sunday of the month. A museum representative will be on hand to answer questions.
El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center — 715 N. Oregon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Admission is free. Information: 351-0048 or elpasoholocaustmuseum.org.
The museum depicts Jewish life in Europe before World War II, Hitler’s rise to power, the expulsion of Jews into ghettoes, life in concentration camps, prisoner resistance to the Nazis and liberation of the camps. Also featured is a local survivors exhibit. Docents available for guided tours.
El Paso Museum of Archaeology — 4301 Transmountain in Northeast El Paso (west of U.S. 54). Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are 10:30 to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed Sundays, Mondays and city holidays. Admission is free. Information: 755-4332 or elpasotexas.gov/arch_museum/.
Michael T. Searcy, assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Brigham Young University, will present, “Before Paquimé: People of the Viejo Period AD 700-1200) in Northern Mexico,”
co-authored by Todd Pitezel at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, as part of the museum’s 2018 lecture series. The large city of Paquimé was built sometime after the 11th century A.D., and before this time, there lived a scattered, pithouse-dwelling people in the Casas Grandes region in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico. Searcy and Pitezel have been working to understand the Viejo period people through survey, excavation, and the analysis of artifacts.
The museum will be closed Sept. 9-Nov. 16 for improvements. Guests may still use the parking lot to hike the trails.
Archery and Atl-Atl demonstrations are 10 a.m. Saturdays (no demonstration Aug. 25).
El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival Plaza, downtown El Paso. For exhibit information, see “Southwest Art Scene.”
El Paso Museum of History — 510 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (open until 9 p.m. Thursdays), and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Mondays and city holidays. Museum admission is free. Information: 212-0320, elpasotexas.gov/history or on Facebook.
Showing through Oct. 28 in conjunction with the Plaza Classic Film Festival is “On Location: Making Movies in the Borderland,” spanning 100 years of cinema on the border with shooting scripts, posters and various artifacts and other memorabilia.
The museum’s DIGIE (Digital Information Gateway in El Paso) is a first-in-the-nation interactive digital wall that examines El Paso’s people and cultures on giant 3-D touch-sensitive TV screens. Guests can upload photos at digie.org. The wall is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Los Portales Museum and Visitor Center — 1521 San Elizario Road. The museum is operated by the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society, and is housed in an 1850s Territorial-style building across from the San Elizario church. It offers gifts, family trees, historical artifacts as well as information on the “First Thanksgiving” and the Salt War of 1877. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 851-1682.
Magoffin Home State Historic Site — 1120 Magoffin. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visitors can begin their tour at the Visitor Center across the street (1117 Magoffin, a restored 1901 home); closed Sunday. Tours on the hour; last tour at 4 p.m. Spanish language tours offered Thursday through Saturday; call for availability. Cost: $7 ($6 seniors 65 and older; $4 ages 6-18; free ages 5 and younger). Family and group rates available. Admission is free to Visitor Center. Information: 533-5147, visitmagoffinhome.com or Facebook.
• Pecan Cake Cooking Classes is 10 a.m. (family-friendly) and 1 p.m. (for adults), Saturday, Sept. 1. $5.
• Yoga with Rebecca Hendricks is 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Free.
• A free Braintrust Bag Lunch mini-lecture is noon Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10. Speakers to be announced.
• Victorian Sci-Fi Book and Tea Club is 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, to discuss “The Carpathian Castle” by Jules Verne (1893). $5.
• “Make-a-Thing” arts and crafts are 10 a.m. the third Thursday of each month (Sept. 20). Cost: $10.
The 1875 Magoffin Home is a prime example of Territorial style architecture. The Historic Site explores the stories of a multicultural family who actively participated in U.S. expansion and settlement, military service, trade on the Santa Fe–Chihuahua Trail, Civil War turmoil and U.S./Mexico relations.
National Border Patrol Museum and Memorial Library — 4315 Transmountain Drive. The museum, in Northeast El Paso just west of U.S. 54, features the history of the Border Patrol with uniforms, equipment, photographs, guns, motor vehicles, airplanes, boats and other items, including hands-on exhibits for kids. The Border Patrol was founded in 1924 in El Paso. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays. Admission is free. Information: 759-6060 or borderpatrolmuseum.com.
Rafael García’s Boxing Museum — The boxing museum named for “The Legend” Rafael García is now open at 6519 N. Mesa. The museum shows his achievements, as well as those of boxing and Lucha Libre’s greats, along with art and other exhibits. Information, hours: 346-5085.
Having worked with the greatest legendary fighters such as Roberto Durán, Alexis Arguello, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and more than a dozen other champions, García is considered the best cut-man in the history of the sport of boxing.
San Elizario Veterans Museum and Memorial Walk — 1501-B Main Street in San Elizario. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: Ann Lara, 345-3741 or Ray Borrego, 383-8529.
Tigua Indian Cultural Center — 305 Yaya Lane, at Socorro Road east of the Ysleta Mission. The center features a museum on the Tigua tribe, offering a glimpse of five centuries of Pueblo history and tradition. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Free children’s activities daily. Admission is free. Information: 859-7700, ysletadelsurpueblo.org.
U.S. Army Heritage Center of the NCO — Building 11331, Staff Sergeant Simms St., Biggs Army Airfield. Equipment and uniforms used by sergeants and other NCO’s through the years are displayed. Admission: free. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information: 744-8646.
War Eagles Air Museum — 8012 Airport Road, Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission: $5; $4 senior citizens and military; free for children under 12. Information: (575) 589-2000 or war-eagles-air-museum.com.
The warbirds of World War II and Korea, and other historic military aircraft, are displayed in a 54,000-square-foot building and surrounding area. The collection of more than 30 aircraft and 40 automobiles includes the P-51 Mustang, P-38 Lightning, A-26 Invader and the German Fieseler-Storch. Among later aircraft are the F-86 Sabre and MiG-15s.
To get there: Take the Artcraft exit off Interstate 10, head west past the Rio Grande to Santa Teresa and follow signs to the airport and museum.
Las Cruces area
Branigan Cultural Center — Branigan Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 541-2154, las-cruces.org/museums or on Facebook.
Showing through Sept. 15: “Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico,” traveling exhibition from Museum of International Folk Art exploring the origins, influences, development and appreciation of flamenco.
Showing through Oct. 13: “Melding History and Art — The Bracero Program,” an exhibit by Diana LeMarbe, Jeri Desrochers and Raymond Cobos. Exhibit features sculptures, paintings and historic photographs on the two-nation guest worker program.
Showing Oct. 2-Feb. 16, 2019: “Lightning Field,” digital imagery by Ken Morgan.
Showing Oct. 5-Jan. 19, 2019: “Four Generations, Four Languages,” featuring Mexican artists of different generations.
A Food Photography drop-in mini workshop is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept 7.
History Notes Lecture Series is 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, with “Mesilla Valley Community of Hope” by David Lea Del Norte.
Culture Club arts and crafts events are 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, focusing on a different culture each month.
Geography Club meets 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays to learn about the U.S. through arts and crafts.
Explore New Mexico trips for grades 6-8 depart at 8 a.m. every other Saturday. Registration is free, but deadline for participants is the Wednesday before departure; space is limited.
• Sept. 1: White Sands National Monument
• Sept. 15: City of Rocks
• Sept. 29: Three Rivers
• Oct. 13: Lake Valley Ghost Town.
Las Cruces Museum of Nature and Science — 411 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Information: (575) 522-3120 or las-cruces.org/museums.
Brain Games are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8, for all ages.
Grownup Game Nights are 6 p.m. Friday Sept. 21, with “Caught Red Handed.” Age 18 and older welcome.
STEAMpunk lecture is 11:45 Saturday, Sept. 15 on Carlos Juan Finlay: Mosquitoes and Pathogens.
World Animal Day events are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29, and National Fossil Day activities are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 13.
Saturday Family Science is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 on “Insects.”
Night Creatures museum tours are 4:30 to 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month as part of the Downtown Ramble.
Animal Encounters are 10:30 a.m. Saturdays.
Pre-K Programs for ages 3-5 offered at 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays
Intro into “Electronics for Teens” are 1:30 to 4 p.m. Saturdays in October for age 13-17.
Science Cafe round table discussions are 5:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month; Teen Science Cafe is 5:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Use Water Street entrance after 5 p.m.
Las Cruces Railroad Museum — The museum is in the Santa Fe train depot, 351 N. Mesilla (at Las Cruces avenue west of the Downtown Mall). Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, plus 5 to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Ramble. Admission is free; donations encouraged. Information: (575) 647-4480 or museums.las-cruces.org.
Brown Bag Lectures on “The Train That Brought Us here” is noon Tuesday, Sept. 11, with Donna Miburn of the Tularosa Basin History Museum.
Story and craft for all ages is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, and Mrs. Prickett and her puppets will engage pre-school children with a book and activity at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
Family Game Days is 10 a.m. to noon the Second Saturday of each month (Sept. 8).
Rail Readers Book Club meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, to discuss “The A.B.C. Murders,” written by Agatha Christie. Guests do not have to have read the book to come to the conversation.
Adults coloring group meets 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 14 and 28.
NM Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum — 4100 Dripping Springs, Las Cruces. The 47-acre museum chronicles the 3,000-year history of agriculture and rural life in New Mexico. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 for adults, $4 seniors 60 and older; $3 children age 4-17; free for museum members, veterans and children age 3 and under. Information: (575) 522-4100 or nmfarmandranchmuseum.org.
As part of the Blue Star Program, active duty military personnel and their families are admitted free through Labor Day.
Wheels and Gears Show is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, with cars, trucks, off-road vehicles, and antique tractors from New Mexico Vintage Iron, and as well as the “Wheels & Gears” exhibit inside the main building. People’s Choice award will be given. Food vendors on site. Cost: $5 per vehicle.
Author Michael Hays will recount the story Maud Hawk Wright, a young American woman who was kidnapped by Villista raiders from her ranch in Chihuahua during the Mexican Revolution, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, as part of the museum’s Culture Series. Hays is the author of “No Pretty Picture,” based on Wright’s story. Admission is free to the presentation.
Showing through Sept. 16: “NM Farm & Livestock Bureau: 100 Years Strong.”
Showing through Dec. 2 in the Arts Corridor: “Jacob Pfeiffer: My Long Journey.” Pfeiffer specializes in oil painting on canvas and linen. His works feature scenes of Native Americans and early settlers, animals, and local sites.
Showing through March 9, 2019: “Dressed for the Occasion,” featuring women’s clothing from the pioneer days of the 1870s to the Depression Era of the 1930s.
Meet the Producer exhibit in the Horse & Cattle Barn currently features Jinglebob Land & Cattle LLC of Anthony, N.M.
Crafts for kids 4 to 17 and their parents are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. selected Saturdays. Free with museum admission. No registration needed. Sept. 1: Felted Wood Dryer Balls.
Discovery Afternoon programs for third through fifth grade and their parents or chaperones are 1 to 3 p.m. selected Wednesdays. Fee: $3 per parent/child. Reservations: LuAnn Kilday, (575) 522-4100.
The museum also features domestic animals on site, including cattle, burros and occasionally horses. Milking demonstrations are at 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Blacksmith shop open Tuesday through Sunday. Sewing and weaving demonstrations are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays.
Pony rides for children offered 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays, near the Horse and Cattle Barn. Tickets: $5 per ride (available in the lobby or near the barn).
Cart rides to see livestock also offered (call for schedule).
Walking tours of the South 20 are 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Gallery talks are 2 p.m. Wednesdays in the Main Gallery.
One-day Basic Weaving Workshops are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 and 29, for age 14 and older. Looms will be warped and yarn will be provided with which to weave. Participants will take home their woven piece when they finish. Cost per workshop: $15; space is limited, registration required.
NMSU Art Gallery — D.W. Williams Art Center, 1390 E. University Ave, NMSU. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free. Designated gallery parking free on weekends and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Information: (575) 646-2545 or uag.nmsu.edu.
Showing through Sept. 21: “Jenny Morgan: A Higher Ground.” The exhibition tracks Morgan’s work starting from graduate school at the School of Visual Arts to her more recent paintings exploring the individual through high-def, glimmering layered portraits.
Lecture and artist reception with Morgan is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
A lecture by Dr. Wayne Yakes, a vascular surgeon and contemporary art collector, is 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Hardman Jacobs Learning Center, Room 125.
NMSU Museum — Kent Hall, University at Solano, Las Cruces. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-5161 or nmsu.edu/museum/.
The museum’s permanent exhibit is “Pottery from the Americas,” featuring nearly 600 pottery vessels representing Southwestern and Mesoamerican ceramics.
White Sands Missile Range Museum and Missile Park — Exhibits feature the history of the Trinity Site (site of the first atomic bomb test), the V-2 rocket, ranchers on the range and missile optics. An outdoor Missile Park displays rockets and missiles tested on the range. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed on federal holidays. Free admission.
To get there: take U.S. 54, and after the freeway ends, keep going north on Martin Luther King, which leads directly to the range. Or enter from the north off U.S. 70 east of Las Cruces. Visitors must provide a current license, car registration and proof of insurance. Information: (575) 678-8824 (local call) or wsmr-history.org.
Zuhl Museum — NMSU Alumni Visitors’ Center, 775 College Dr. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Admission is free. Information: (575) 646-3616 (visitor center), email@example.com or nmsu.edu/zuhl.
The center features a collection of more than 1,800 pieces of petrified wood, fossils and minerals.
Deming Luna Mimbres Museum — 301 S. Silver, Deming, N.M. An actual chuckwagon, gems and minerals, turn-of-the-century fashions, military mementos and Mimbres Indian art are among the exhibits at the museum. Other attractions in the former National Guard Armory include a doll room, transportation annex and quilt room. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 546-2382, 1-800-848-4955 or lunacountyhistoricalsociety.com
Geronimo Springs Museum — 211 Main in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Features prehistoric, historic and military exhibits about the area. Admission: $5 ($2.50 students 6 to 18; free for ages 5 and younger). Family rates: $15. Information: (575) 894-6600 or geronimospringsmuseum.com.
Hubbard Museum of the American West — 841 U.S. Hwy 70 West, next to Ruidoso Downs (N.M.) Race Track. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Docent-led tours of permanent exhibits are 10 a.m. Fridays. Admission: $7 ($5 for seniors, military; $2 children 6-16; $1 Ruidoso Downs residents; free for children 5 and younger and museum members). Information: (575) 378-4142, hubbardmuseum.org or on Facebook.
Museum of the Big Bend — Sul Ross State University (Entrance 3), Hwy 90 in Alpine, Texas. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Guided tours available. Admission is free, donations accepted. Information: (432) 837-8143, firstname.lastname@example.org or museumofthebigbend.com.
Showing through Sept. 2: “FotoTexas II: People, Place and Culture.” works by The Texas Photographic Society exhibit curated by Dallas-based photographer Laura Wilson.
Showing Sept. 21-Dec. 16: “Erin Hanson: Impressions of Big Bend Country,” featuring modern impressionistic oil paintings inspired by explorations and hiking trips in and around Big Bend National Park. Opening reception is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, with artist’s tour at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
The 5th annual Heritage Dinner is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Ritchey Brothers Building in Marathon. This year’s event honors John B. Poindexter. Reception is 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $150.
New Mexico Museum of Space History — 3198 SR 2001, Alamogordo. The museum features the International Space Hall of Fame and the Tombaugh IMAX Dome Theater and Planetarium.
Space center hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $6 ($5 for seniors and military, $4 ages 4-12, children 3 and younger free). Call for school tours and group ticket arrangements. Information: (877) 333-6589, (575) 437-2840 or nmspacemuseum.org.
The Launch Pad Lecture Series is 9 to 11 a.m. the first Friday of each month. The Sept. 7 lecture is “Take the Plunge: The Galileo Mission,” with Museum Education Director Dave Dooling. Admission is free; coffee and donuts provided.
Next month’s lecture is Oct. 5 featuring “Live From Outer Space: The Flight of Apollo 7” by Museum Executive Director Christopher Orwoll.
Science Saturday events for kids and their parents are 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 8 and Oct. 13, with planetarium programs and more.
The annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in conjunction with the Otero County Fire Fighter’s Association and area first responders.
The Warehouse 1402 Behind the Scenes Tour is 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
The museum will host round trip to the Trinity Site 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with guided tours and brownbag lunch. Ticket information and reservations: (575) 437-2840 ext. 41132
See “Film Scene” for the IMAX schedule. Combo tickets available (included museum entrance and one IMAX ticket): $12 ($10 seniors and military, $8 children.
Overland Trail Museum — Exhibits at the Fort Davis, Texas, museum include a replica of a barbershop that was once on the site, historic surveying equipment, early medical paraphernalia, a restored pioneer kitchen and early ranching tools. Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Information: (915) 426-3161.
Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum — 1000 U.S. 82, across from the Chamber of Commerce in Cloudcroft, N.M. Operated by the Sacramento Mountains Historical Society, the museum features historical buildings from the turn of the century, antique farming and ranching tools, other business and home antiques, historical exhibits and other artifacts.
Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Admission: $5 ($3 ages 6 to 12); $1 military discount with valid ID. Group rates and tours available with prior notice. Information: (575) 682-2932 or cloudcroftmuseum.com.
Silver City Museum — 312 W. Broadway, Silver City, in the historic H.B. Ailman House. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open until 7 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The museum covers the settlement of southwest New Mexico, the two centuries of mining in the region and early commerce in Silver City. Group tours offered with advance notice. Admission: $5 suggested donation. Information: (575) 538-5921, silvercitymuseum.org, or on Facebook.
As part of the Blue Star Program, active duty military personnel and their families are admitted free through Labor Day.
Showing through Sept. 30:
• Contemporary Casta Portraiture: “Nuestra Calidad” by Delilah Montoya. This ethnographic art project examines the roots of colonial heritage families by photographing and DNA-testing their descendants. “Nuestra Calidad” refers to racial categorizing as expressed in the Colonial Casta painting of New Spain.
• The Hobarts: A Look at a New Mexican Family, with photographs, documents, and personal items.
Toy Train Depot — Alameda Park, 1991 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo. An actual train depot built in 1898, the building now houses a gift shop and model shop, with more than 1,200 feet of model railroad track and hundreds of model and toy trains on display. Hours are noon to 4:40 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Admission: $4. Information: (575) 437-2855.
The 1/5 scale train track offers rides around Alameda Park 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Cost: $4.
Tularosa Basin Historical Society Museum — The museum, featuring collections, photos and archives relating to the history of Otero County and the Tularosa Basin, is next door to the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce, 1301 White Sands Blvd. (U.S. 54/70). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Information: (575) 436-4438.
Exhibits include “Franciscan Missions of Otero County, New Mexico,” “New Mexico School of the Blind and Visually Impaired,” and “The El Paso & Northeastern Railway Across the Tularosa Basin: with the Alamogordo & Sacramento Mountains Railway: A Branch Line.”
WNMU Museum — 1000 West College Ave., Silver City, N.M. (575) 538-6386. The museum features pottery, rugs and other artifacts of Southwestern Cultures; historic photographs of the Silver City area; and traveling exhibits. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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