New museum would enrich town

On Dec. 26, I gave a presentation to Fort Sumner Mayor Windell Bridges, resident J.W. Wilson and DeBaca County News Publisher Scot Stinnett. The subject of my presentation was Fort Sumner Army Air Field and what I foresee as a World War II museum commemorating that training field to be located at the municipal airport. […]

Day trip: Harwood Museum of Art of the University of New Mexico

• Location: 238 Ledoux Street, Taos • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View collections and exhibitions from the Taos Society of Artists, Taos Moderns and contemporary artists. The collections include more than 1,700 works of art and 17,000 photographs. The collection dates from the 19th century to the present. • What ages […]

Day trip: American International Rattlesnake Museum

American International Rattlesnake Museum • Location: 202 San Felipe NW, Suite A, Albuquerque • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits devoted to rattle snakes and their influence on humans. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? Children $3, adults $5, seniors, military and students […]

Day trip: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology • Location: 710 Camino Lejo off Old Santa Fe Trail • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Observe exhibits of native art and material culture and tells the stories of the people of the Southwest from pre-history through contemporary art. • What ages is this […]

Day trip: Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

• Location: 750 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits of more than 3,000 objects from throughout the Spanish Colonial world. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices: Free to New Mexico residents on Sundays; one-day pass $8; one-day pass […]

Day trip: Santa Fe Children’s Museum

Gabriel Monte Place: Santa Fe Children’s Museum Location: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe What activities can you enjoy at this location: The Children’s Museum provides an educational setting where all types of informal learning occur. What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages Admission prices? New Mexico residents with ID: $6; all […]

Day trip: Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village

Sacramento Mountains Historical Museum and Pioneer Village • Location: 1000 Highway 82, Cloudcroft • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Learn about life during the turn of the century from exhibits featuring early farming and ranching and railroad models. • What ages is this place best suited for?: All ages • Admission prices? […]

Day trip: Unser Racing Museum

• Location: Unser Discovery Campus 1776 Monta

Day trip: U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum

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Courtesy photo U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum is located at 35 George Applebay Way in Edgewood. U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum • Location: 35 George Applebay Way, Edgewood • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits featuring the museum’s collection of gliders and exhibits and programs that promote an increased understanding of mathematics and […]

Day trip: Mesalands Community College's Dinosaur Museum

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Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum is located at 222 East Laughlin Street in Tucumcari. Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum • Location: 222 East Laughlin Street, Tucumcari • What activities can you enjoy at this location? Exhibits featuring 11,000 square foot Exhibit Hall that houses replicated and original fossils, from tiny footprint casts to the 40’ […]

Van of Enchantment stopping at Blackwater Draw

CNJ staff The New Mexico Van of Enchantment mobile museum will be at the Eastern New Mexico University Blackwater Draw archaeological site July 30-31, according to a news release. The van is free with admission to the site. The van will be at the site from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The Van […]

Day trip: War Eagles Air Museum

Courtesy photo The War Eagles Air Museum is located in Santa Teresa. War Eagles Air Museum • Location: 8000 Airport Rd. Santa Teresa • What activities can you enjoy at this location?: Exhibits that pay tribute to military aviation and remind us all of the significant role these airplanes, their pilots and support crews played […]

Day trip: National Museum of Nuclear Science

Courtesy photo The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is located in Albuquerque. National Museum of Nuclear Science and History • Location: 601 Eubank Blvd. SE at Southern Blvd., Albuquerque 87123, six blocks south of Central Ave. and off of Interstate 40, exit 165. • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits […]

Day trip: Bradbury Science Museum

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Courtesy photo The Bradbury Science Museum is located in downtown Los Alamos. Bradbury Science Museum • Location: 15th and Central streets in downtown Los Alamos • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum features exhibits about the history of Los Alamos National Laboratory and its research. Many of the exhibits are interactive […]

Antagonizing each other’s beliefs shameful

Freedom New Mexico Poor Professor PZ Myers. He is clearly upset that a group of four Catholics in France barged into a French museum on Palm Sunday, one week before Easter, and vandalized a print of “Piss Christ.” They smashed plexiglass that protected the print and then slashed it with a sharp object. Gallery director […]

Day trip: Blackwater Draw Museum

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Courtesy photo Blackwater Draw Museum is located on Highway 70 between Clovis and Portales. Blackwater Draw Museum • Location: 42987 Highway 70, about 7 miles northeast of Portales and 8 miles south of Clovis • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Exhibits featuring pre-historic artifacts, a “touch and feel” table; picnic and camping […]

Reader-submitted content: Former glider school would be boon as museum

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Courtesy photo: Scot Stinett This towering building at the former Fort Sumner Army Air Field is a focus on the property’s past and what graduate student John W. McCullough thinks could be the key to a whole new future for the community. By John W. McCullough Along with the many extraterrestrial mysteries and legends of […]

Day trip: Museum of International Folk Art

Courtesy photo The Museum of International Folk Art is located at 706 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe. Museum of International Folk Art • Location: 706 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe • What activities can you enjoy at this location: View exhibits and collections of folk art • What ages is this place best suited for?: […]

Day trip: International UFO Museum

Photo courtesy of Rodden’s Inc., for “International UFO Museum and Research Center,” a New Mexico Local Legacies project The International UFO Museum is located at 114 North Main St. in Roswell. International UFO Museum • Location: 114 North Main St. in Roswell • What activities can you enjoy at this location: The museum features exhibits […]

Day trip: Roosevelt County Museum

Courtesy photo The Roosevelt County Museum is located in Portales. Roosevelt County Museum • Location: 1500 South Avenue K in Portales • What activities can you enjoy at this location: Founded in 1940, the Roosevelt County Museum is located on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. All displays have been donated by county residents. […]